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ThinkProgress has an excellent report detailing how Michigan voters can use the initiative process to repeal Michigan's new right-to-work-for-less law.

The Republicans that control both houses of the Michigan Legislature attached a budget appropriation to the right-to-work-for-less bill to make it immune from being repealed by the referendum process.

However, the Michigan Constitution allows for voters to enact a law repealing the right-to-work-for-less law through the initiative process.

The reason why Michigan Republicans attached an appropriation to the right-to-work-for-less bill is to force any repeal attempt to be done via initiative, which requires a petition to be signed by a number of voters equal to 8% of the total number of voters who cast ballots for a gubernatorial candidate in the the most recent MI-Gov election. The referendum requirement, by the way, has a 5% minimum signature threshold.

Since a total of 3,226,088 votes were cast in the 2010 MI-Gov election, 258,088 signatures will be required to get an initiative for a new Michigan state law repealing the right-to-work-for-less on the ballot.

Let's get to work repealing right-to-work-for-less, Michigan!

Originally posted to Aaron Camp on DailyKos on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 12:41 PM PST.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions.

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