Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals.
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals. (See all statewide election results here.) The six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan were: How did you vote on these proposals?
"Collective bargaining is one way all stakeholders can come together and work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve quality, save costs and give our children the education they need to compete in today’s global economy," Mary Lou Gleason says
Friday, November 2, 2012
As a longtime educator in the Berkley School District, I support Proposal 2 because it is critical to the future of our schools. Passing Proposal 2 benefits all of us, strengthening the middle class in the Berkley School District and across Michigan. I’m especially heartened and encouraged that so many people from diverse backgrounds in our community have also voiced their support for Proposal 2, including the PTA, first responders, firefighters and many others. Proposal 2 will help us keep our schools strong, despite the scare tactics that corporate special interests and wealthy CEOs have spread in their desperate attempt to mislead Michigan voters. Teachers, educators and others are on the front lines of the effort to help our children …
Proposal 2 will ask voters to amend the Michigan Constitution to address collective bargaining rights; this proposal appears on the Nov. 6 ballot.
From Ford's 40-hour work week to the legendary contract negotiations of the Detroit Federation of Teachers, the roots of collective bargaining run deep in Michigan. Voters will have the opportunity to decide the future of collective bargaining in Michigan Nov. 6, when a state ballot proposal will ask to amend the 1963 Michigan Constitution to protect the right of public and private sector employees to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining despite current or future laws that might seek to restrict it. The following language for proposal 12-2 will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot: This proposal would: Should this proposal be approved? If you vote: Yes – The Michigan Constitution would be amended to protect the right of public and …