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    Michigan's Proposal 2: The Right to Collectively Bargain

    Stated Purpose: "Proposed constitutional amendment to created a new right to collective bargaining".

    . Official Ballot Language
    • Grant public and private employees the constitutional right to organize and bargain collectively through labor unions.
    • Invalidate existing or future state or local laws that limit the ability to join unions and bargain collectively, and to negotiate and enforce collective. bargaining agreements, including employees' financial support of their labor unions. Laws may be enacted to prohibit public employees from striking.
    • Override state laws that regulate hours and conditions of employment to the extent that those laws conflict with collective bargaining agreements.
    • Define "employer" as a person or entity employing one or more employees.

    *This information was taken directly and in its entirety from the Secretary of State website of the State or Michigan (www.michigan.gov/sos)

    Pro Position on Proposal 2

    • Petition to put this initiative on the ballot was started by a group created for this purpose and named "Protect Our Jobs"; they later changed it to "Protect Working Families"
    • Petition approved on March 19, 2012. It was filed with the State of Michigan on June 13, 2012

    Contact person for "Protect Working Families" is Todd Cook, at (313) 744-5627

    Supporters

    • Michigan United Auto Workers
    • Michigan Education Association
    • We Are the People-Michigan
    • Michigan Nurses Association
    • Lecturers' Employee Association
    • Michigan Branch of the American Federation of Teachers

    • Michigan AFL-CIO
    • Michigan State Utility Workers Council
    • National Education Association
    • Progress Michigan
    • Michigan Democratic Party

    *Information about supporters taken from www.ballotpedia.org

    Con Position to Proposal 2

    Opponents

    • Michigan Governor Rick Snyder
    • Michigan Chamber of Commerce
    • Citizen's Protecting Michigan's Constitution
    • Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan
    • Business Leaders for Michigan
    • Detroit Regional Chamber
    • Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Michigan Association Realtors
    • Michigan Manufacturers Association
    • Small Business Association of Michigan
    • Small Business Association of Michigan
    • West Michigan Policy Forum
    • Michigan Association of Schools Boards
    • Michigan Association of School Administrators
    • Michigan Republican Party

    *Information about supporters taken from www.ballotpedia.org

    Two ballot committees opposing Proposal 2 are Citizens' Protecting Michigan's Constitution and the group called Protecting Michigan's Taxpayers

    A Note on Campaign Contributions

    MLive.com's David Eggert has analyzed the financial statements of each group opposing and supporting Proposal 2 and has come up with the following results. Let it be noted that the total sum of $45 million is a record-breaking sum for a ballot proposal in Michigan.

    Protecting Working Families- Total of $21.5 millions
    • Largest/notable contributions from:
    o $3.3 million from the UAW
    o $1.2 million from the MEA
    o $1 million from the NEA
    o $1 million from USO Crisis Fund

    Citizens' Protecting Michigan's Constitution and Protecting Michigan's Taxpayers- Total of $23.4 million
    • Largest/notable contributions from:
    o $9.5 million from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce
    o $3.5 million from Michigan Alliance for Business Growth
    o $1.5 million from the Michigan Republican Party
    o $2 million from Sheldon and Miriam Adelson
    o $1.75 million from the DeVos Family

    *Information taken from http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/10/protect_our_jobs_proposal_2_dr.html

     

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