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Progressive coalition "Protect Our Jobs" pushes Michigan constitutional amendment to protect collective bargaining
INITIATIVE PETITION AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION
Michigan citizens from all backgrounds who work hard and play by the rules are joining together and taking a stand.
For more than a year, Lansing politicians and corporate special interests have made one attack after another on Michigan workers: cutting middle-class families’ wages, health care benefits, retirement security and safety protections.
They’re not done yet — there are more than 80 bills waiting for a vote in the state Legislature that would strip basic protections from working people.
These political attacks on basic collective bargaining rights have done nothing to put Michiganders back to work. Instead, all they’ve done is hurt middle-class families, small businesses and local communities.
Enough is enough.
Citizens from across Michigan will soon begin collecting signatures to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot that will enshrine into our state Constitution the basic right of every worker to collectively bargain.
Collective bargaining gives all workers a voice and the ability to come together to negotiate a fair contract. Without these protections, rich CEOs can arbitrarily fire workers and outsource jobs to countries like China and Mexico.
To rebuild Michigan’s economy and help small businesses create jobs, we must all work together to protect Michigan workers and strengthen the middle class.
Michigan workers helped to create the middle class. Now we must protect our collective bargaining rights to rebuild our economy.
Please sign up to get involved in the campaign — after all, this is about protecting your job, your wages, your benefits, your safety and your voice.
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