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Well That's $23 Million Down the Drain

Gerald Lutkus

Gerald F. Lutkus

Of Counsel (Retired)

The UAW and other unions spent more than $23 million in their campaign to amend the Michigan Constitution to make unionization a right protected under the state's constitution. After fighting a tough fight through the Michigan courts to even get Proposal 2 on the ballot, Michigan voters on Tuesday soundly defeated the measure 58 percent to 42 percent.

The unions pushed Proposal 2 because of what they viewed as anti-labor initiatives from Governor Snyder as well as the threat posed when neighboring Indiana pushed through a right to work act. Snyder has stated before that he has no interest in pushing a right to work bill in Michigan which has the third highest percentage of unionized workers in the country.

For coverage on the defeat of Proposal 2, you can look here:

Detroit Free Press – “Michigan voters reject all proposals; emergency manager law repealed.”

Purt Huron Times-Herald – “All Michigan proposals defeated, emergency manager law repealed.”


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