GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The state Supreme Court has ruled that a sweeping ballot proposal to expand public employee bargaining power will be on the November ballot, according to MLive.
Unions have spent millions to get the proposal, known as “Protect Our Jobs,” onto the ballot, and it could make Michigan a battleground state for public employee labor issues, MLive reports.
Bill Ballenger of Inside Michigan Politics told MLive that “…[Unions are] trying to head off anything that might be coming from a Republican-controlled Legislature and Gov. Snyder, fearing they could enact ‘right to work’ legislation that would be the coup de grace for organized labor in Michigan.”
SOURCE: MLive, “Supreme Court decision on Protect Our Jobs proposal could make Michigan national battleground,” Sept. 5, 2012
FURTHER READING: Michigan Capitol Confidential, “What the ‘Protect Our Jobs’ Amendment Would Mean for Michigan,” Sept. 10, 2012