Protect Working Families: Dignity Ballot Initiative for Collective Bargaining

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There's dignity in an honest day's work, and pride in a job done right...

But you can't fill up your car with dignity or pay for college with pride. Workers need collective bargaining for better negotiated wages.

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Proposal 2 worked to amend the Michigan state constitution to guarantee public and private-sector employees the right to organize and collectively bargain. Gov. Rick Snyder, State Attorney General Bill Schuette and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce were among the opposition, which raised nearly $25.9 million to defeat the proposal. The campaign ran at a breakneck pace and tapped into values like fair wages, public safety, and education. Despite the loss, we're proud of the both the quantity and the quality of our work, and feel honored to have waged this battle against special corporate interests in Michigan.