Dane County Collective Bargaining Advisory Referendum (April 2012)

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A Dane County Collective Bargaining Advisory Referendum measure was on the April 3, 2012 ballot in Dane County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 65,619 Approveda
  • NO 31,171[1]

This question was just advisory and asked residents if they thought that public workers should have more collective bargaining rights. The Wisconsin government had limited the bargaining rights of public workers and Dane county officials saw this as a way for residents to show their support for those workers and have their voices heard on the issue.[2]

Additional reading

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Should all Wisconsin workers have the right to seek safe working conditions and fair pay through collective bargaining?[3]


  1. The Capital Times, "Area election results," April 4, 2012
  2. The Capital Times, "Collective bargaining referendum on Dane County ballot April 3," December 22, 2011
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.