Events, Labor — August 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Protect Working Families ballot initiative forum in Ann Arbor THURSDAY, August 30th


It’s time to get this done

Now that the ballot initiative to make collective bargaining rights part of the state constitution has been ordered placed on the November ballot, it’s time for Democrats around the state to make sure it passes handily. As part of that effort, the Protect Working Families (formerly Protect Our Jobs) alliance is conducting forums across the state to ensure people are educated and engaged in making that happen.

This Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Second Baptist Church, 850 Red Oak Road, one such forum is being held in Washtenaw County. Click the image below for a full size flyer:

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Can’t make it Thursday? You can participate in a “Tele-Town Hall Meeting” TONIGHT!

We are at a critical moment. Corporate special interests are pushing on Lansing politicians to keep Protect Our Jobs off the ballot this November.

Please join fellow nurses, teachers, firefighters, autoworkers and other workers for an update on the collective bargaining ballot initiative and discussion about how we fight back and win!

Protect Our Jobs Tele-Town Hall Meeting
DATE: Tuesday, August 28
TIME: 7:00-7:45 p.m.

This Tele-Town Hall meeting will be presented by fellow nurses, firefighters, teachers, autoworkers and other workers. Call (888)-886-6602 Ext.19677#

Join our speakers to learn about what you can do to support the campaign. You can invite friends and family to listen in on other phones in the house or via speaker phone.

Visit our action center, to sign up and join the Labor Day March in Detroit where a special guest from the Obama Administration will talk to working families.

Get active by signing a petition calling for a public vote on the collective bargaining initiative at

Start voicing support for the collective bargaining initiative by posting on websites, writing letters to the editor, and speaking up on talk radio.

In Solidarity,

Karla Swift, President
Michigan State AFL-CIO