The Michigan Collective Bargaining Amendment
did not make the November 6, 2012
statewide ballot in Michigan
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. The proposal would guarantee the right to collective bargaining for all employees, either in the public or private sectors.
The primary sponsor was Senate Majority Leader Gretchen Whitmer.
The proposal was announced on March 16, 2011 following a union-led rally at the state Capitol in opposition to Gov. Rick Snyder's budget and tax plan.
- See also: Polls, 2012 ballot measures
- A EPIC-MRA poll conducted April 27-May 3 found that the proposed measure supported by 57 percent, while 33 percent were opposed and 10 percent were undecided. The poll surveyed 600 likely voters and had a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points.
Position is ahead and at or over 50% Position is ahead or tied, but under 50%
| Date of Poll
|| In favor
|| Number polled
|April 27-May 3
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Michigan Constitution
To place the measure on the ballot, a minimum two-thirds vote was required in both the House and the Senate.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Detroit Free Press,"Michigan Dems to seek constitutional amendment to ensure union rights," March 16, 2011
- ↑ The Detroit News,"State police arrest protesters after scuffle inside Capitol," March 16, 2011
- ↑ Battle Creek Enquirer,"Poll: Michigan voters say they want to fund schools - but oppose tax increases," May 12, 2011
- ↑ EPIC-MRA,"April/May 2011 poll," accessed May 17, 2011