Nov. 7, 2012
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement after voters overwhelming rejected union and narrow-interest-backed ballot proposals.
voters stood up against the negative campaign waged by union bosses and special interests by rejecting their attempts to hijack
's constitution for their own benefit," said
, President & CEO of the
Chamber of Commerce. "
union bosses squandered tens of millions of their members' dues dollars on misleading, divisive and unnecessary campaigns to line their own pockets and divide our state."
"Actions have consequences," Studley noted. "Union members across the state should be outraged over the reckless misuse of their dues dollars and demand a refund."
"Defeat of Proposal 2 is a huge victory for job providers and
families who have been fighting to turn our economy around and put this state back to work," noted
, Senior Vice President, Business Advocacy & General Counsel for the Michigan Chamber. "We can only hope that the union bosses finally got the voters' message that
's constitution isn't for sale."
Chamber of Commerce played a leadership role in the "Hands Off Our Constitution" campaign. Consistently ranked the most effective lobbying organization in
, the Michigan Chamber represents approximately 6,800 employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce across the state. Michigan Chamber member businesses provide jobs to 1.5 million residents and one of every 2.6 employees in
works for a Chamber member firm.
Chamber of Commerce