Michigan A Key Battleground For Labor Rights

Michigan voters will be asked in November to decide the future of a controversial state law that allows the governor to appoint an unelected emergency manager or corporation to take over financially distressed towns and cities and

Michigan voters will be asked in November to decide the future of a controversial state law that allows the governor to appoint an unelected emergency manager or corporation to take over financially distressed towns and cities and effectively fire elected officials. The law, which is now on hold, empowers unelected managers or corporations to take over cities and effectively fire elected officials. In addition, another initiative on the Michigan ballot in November aims to enshrine collective bargaining rights in the state constitution to stave off future attacks on unions. DemocracyNow!'s Amy Goodman discusses this with Paul Abowd, an investigative reporter at the Center for Public Integrity.

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Senior Editor, Lives in a gerrymandered district in Michigan.

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