Two proposed constitutional amendments supported by Michigan unions have cleared procedural hurdles allowing their campaigns to continue.
The forms of petitions sponsored by the groups were approved Monday by the Board of State Canvassers. Supporters would need to collect at least 322,609 valid voter signatures to put the proposed constitutional amendments before voters in November.
The newest of the proposals aims to put what is now called the Michigan Quality Community Care Council in the state constitution. The proposal would protect some collective bargaining rights for employees, a clause opponents say may conflict with federal law.
The other proposal is backed by a broad union coalition. The Protect Our Jobs campaign would enshrine collective bargaining rights in the constitution and serve as a pre-emptive strike against possible right-to-work legislation.
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