All in all, it was a pretty nice night for the forces of pretty good — as opposed to the excellent Wellstone-like leaders we need. But, a note from the front-lines of collective bargaining where it matters long term– an initiative to lock in collective bargaining in Michigan was soundly defeated.
From the Detroit News:
Michigan voters rejected a controversial measure to enshrine collective bargaining in the state Constitution.
The union-backed measure mustered only 41 percent support with most precincts reporting. Voter approval would have made Michigan the first state in the nation with such a constitutional guarantee of collective bargaining rights.
The proposed amendment known as Proposal 2 would have prohibited the Legislature from approving any new laws to restrict collective bargaining.