Michigan Right to Collective Bargaining Amendment (2014)

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The Michigan Right to Collective Bargaining Amendment was not on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Michigan as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have established a constitutional right to form, join or assist labor organizations and bargain collectively for wages, benefits and conditions of employment through representatives elected by members of the labor organization involved.[1]

The amendment was sponsored in the Michigan Legislature by Sen. Jim Ananich (D-27) and Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D-23) as Senate Joint Resolution Y.

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Constitutional changes

The proposed amendment would have added a Section 28 to Article I of the Constitution of Michigan:[1]

SEC. 28. Every person shall have the right to form, join, or assist labor organizations and to bargain collectively through representatives chosen by the members of the labor organizations as to wages, benefits, and conditions of employment.

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See also: Amending the Michigan Constitution

In order for the state legislature to place the measure on the ballot, a minimum two-thirds vote was required in both the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan State Senate.

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