Washington Restrictions on Labor Agreements, Initiative 202 (1958)

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The Washington Restrictions on Labor Agreements Initiative, also known as Initiative 202, was on the November 4, 1958 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have banned labor organization membership as a requirement for employment.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 202 (1958)
Defeatedd No596,94963.73%
Yes 339,742 36.27%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]


An act declaring void any agreement hereafter made or extended which requires membership in or payment to a labor organization as a condition of employment.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 202 was filed on January 5, 1960. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1958 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 9, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 9, 2013