Florida Right to Work, Amendment 5 (1944)

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Florida Right to Work, Amendment 5 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida that was approved by voters in the general election on November 7, 1944. The amendment made changes to the constitution's declaration of rights to declare that the right of a person to work shall not be effected by union membership and preserves collective bargaining.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 5 (1944)
Approveda Yes 147,860 54.64%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1943-1944)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 1


SECTION 12, Declaration of Rights

To amend Section 12, Declaration of Rights in the Constitution by providing the right of persons to work shall not be denied or abridged on account of membership or nonmembership in any labor union or labor organization; and providing that the right of collective bargaining shall be preserved.[2]

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  1. Amendments made to state constitution November 7, 1944
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.