Missouri Collective Bargaining, Amendment 2 (2002)
- It was one of two initiatives that appeared on the Missouri ballot in 2002; both failed.
|Amendment 2 (Collective Bargaining)|
Official results via: Missouri Secretary of State - Elections Division
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
- Shall Article XIII of the Missouri Constitution be amended to permit specified firefighters and ambulance personnel, and dispatchers of fire departments, fire districts, ambulance districts and ambulance departments and fire and emergency medical services dispatchers of dispatch agencies, to organize and bargain collectively in good faith with their employers through representatives of their own choosing and to enter into enforceable collective bargaining contracts with their employers concerning wages, hours, binding arbitration and all other terms and conditions of employment, except that nothing in this amendment shall grant to the aforementioned employees the right to strike?
- The annual costs to paid fire departments and districts, ambulance departments and districts, and dispatch agencies to enter into collective bargaining contracts are approximately $251,000 to $3,145,000, depending upon the number of entities entering into such contracts.
The initiative's major opposition came from the Missouri Municipal League, an association of cities in Missouri. This group argued that if the initiative passed, it would lead to higher pay for firefighters and "put local governments in a bind".
- 2002 Voter Guide: Initiative Petitions & Ballot Questions
- Election Results from the Missouri Secretary of State - Elections Division