Monday, November 5, 2012
On Nov. 6, Royal Oak voters will face yes or no vote on six statewide proposals ranging from a new bridge to Canada to the emergency manager law.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Royal Oak voters will have to make many decisions in the November election, including yes or no votes on six state proposals on issues that range from a new bridge to Canada to collective bargaining. Here are the six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan. For more information on the state ballot proposals, go to Vote411.org and to Ballotpedia. How would you vote on these proposals? RELATED:
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Proposal 2 will ask voters to amend the Michigan Constitution to address collective bargaining rights; this proposal appears on the Nov. 6 ballot.
From Ford's 40-hour work week to the legendary contract negotiations of the Detroit Federation of Teachers, the roots of collective bargaining run deep in Michigan. Voters will have the opportunity to decide the future of collective bargaining in Michigan Nov. 6, when a state ballot proposal will ask to amend the 1963 Michigan Constitution to protect the right of public and private sector employees to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining despite current or future laws that might seek to restrict it. The following language for proposal 12-2 will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot: This proposal would: Should this proposal be approved? If you vote: Yes – The Michigan Constitution would be amended to protect the right of public and …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
School employees protest pending state budget cuts and proposed changes to tenure and collective bargaining during actions at schools today.
Royal Oak teachers and staff braved the heat today to participate in a statewide Day of Action today to protest pending state budget cuts and proposed changes to tenure and collective bargaining. Members of the Royal Oak Education Association were outside several schools today asking for parents' support. They distributed informational fliers and asked parents to sign a brief letter to Gov. Snyder requesting more money for education. At Oak Ridge Elementary School this afternoon, Spanish teacher Matt Gonzales, kindergarten teacher Lois Mann and second grade teacher Jenny Patton worked the playground. The teachers said the high temperatures sent parents, who otherwise stay after school and watch their children play for awhile on the …