Tuesday, October 23, 2012

WIN: Michigan has collective bargaining amendment to Constitution on the balllot


By Doug Cunningham
Protect Working Families campaign ad
 A good wage, dignity and safety in the workplace, a decent retirement – basic rights that built this state and this great nation. Collective bargaining made those dreams real. Now corporate special interests are attacking collective bargaining Protect Working Families campaign ad:rights and our Michigan way of life. You can stop them and protect our way of life by voting yes on 2.
In Michigan workers and unions are mounting a strong effort to build collective bargaining rights into the state constitution with Proposition 2. Michigan’s Parent Teacher Association is the latest organization to endorse the referendum on collective bargaining rights. 
Already onboard are teacher, police and firefighter unions as well as a variety of other groups. The effort is spearheaded by the Protect Working Families campaign. The campaign says its aim is to protect Michigan’s working families from corporate special interests who want to eliminate their voice to collectively bargain for fair wages, benefits and working conditions. According to the Protect Working Families campaign four other states – Missouri, Florida, Hawaii and New Jersey already have collective bargaining rights in their state constitutions.
This is a great idea. Democrats need to get aggressive on collective bargaining. 
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