The Michigan legislation will keep unions from collecting mandatory fees from workers they represent under collective bargaining agreements.
A local union official says he doesn't believe New York has to worry about it as of now.
John Mudie, executive vice president of CWA Local 1122, on Tuesday talked about the Michigan legislation.
"It's the mandate of a corporation that's bought and paid for those politicians that are pushing the right-to-work for less bill in Michigan," Mudie said.
All the bill does is create lower-paying jobs so that corporations can increase their profits on the back of their workers and communities, he said.
The protests lasted for much of Tuesday in Michigan, where the state egislature approved the anti-union legislation. Dozens of state troopers in riot gear swept protesters away from a state building where Gov. Rick Snyder has an office, across from the Capitol. Snyder sign the bill Tuesday night.
Mudie spoke during a Tuesday news conference, offering his support for campaign finance reform in New York.
"It's time to restore confidence in our democracy by enacting a system of publicly-financed fair elections," he said.