Washington Regulation of Labor Disputes, Initiative 130 (1938)

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The Washington Regulation of Labor Disputes Initiative, also known as Initiative 130, was on the November 8, 1938 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have required unions to supply employers with written demands, mandated a vote amongst employees to initiate a strike and penalized employees who broke these regulations.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 130 (1938)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No295,43152.36%
Yes 268,848 47.67%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

A measure relating to employment; providing for the service of written demands upon the employer; providing that a majority vote of the employees concerned cast in a prescribed manner shall be necessary before a strike may be called; making provisions concerning lockouts; and providing penalties.

Path to the ballot

Initiative 130 was filed on April 6, 1938. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[2]

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