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Well That's $23 Million Down the Drain

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Detroit Free Press – “Michigan voters reject all proposals; emergency manager law repealed.”

Purt Huron Times-Herald – “All Michigan proposals defeated, emergency manager law repealed.”



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Gerald Lutkus, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, South Bend, Labor and Employment Attorney,

Gerald F. (Jerry) Lutkus is a partner in the South Bend office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP where he is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law and Litigation Departments. He practices in the areas of labor and employment law counseling and litigation, arbitration, collective bargaining, and media law. Mr. Lutkus has been recognized on the Indiana Super Lawyers list for his work in labor and employment Law. The Best Lawyers in America has recognized Mr. Lutkus for over 10 years for his work in commercial litigation, employment law - management...