Collective bargaining protects all Michigan’s families, giving workers the right to negotiate fair wages and benefits.

Enforcement

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VOICE:  “PROTECTING FAMILIES AND KIDS IS OUR SWORN DUTY SO TAKE IT FROM US: THE NO ON 2 CAMPAIGN IS LYING ABOUT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING. THE TRUTH SQUAD CALLED THE CLAIMS ‘QUESTIONABLE’ AND ‘A FOUL.”

  • “This one statement sums up the duties of a police officer, to serve others and protect from evil. The oath is a sworn commitment to act in an ethical manner. Police officers must be held to a higher standard of moral and ethical values then is expected of the average person. Police officers need the trust and respect of the public to perform their duties and responsibilities effectively. This trust does not come without the officer knowing and understanding his sworn oath and code of ethics.” (“ Police Officers Oath Of Office And Code Of Ethics A Question Of Knowledge ,” Richard W. DeShon St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, Eastern Michigan University School of Police Staff and Command, March 31,2001)
  • “Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon on Wednesday blasted a new TV advertisement against Proposal 2. ‘Any idea that Proposal 2 would limit the ability to keep criminals out of schools … is really offensive to law enforcement.  This ad is false, it is wrong, it is untrue, and it should be taken down immediately.’” (“ Wayne Co. sheriff assails television ad against Proposal 2 ,” The Detroit News, September 27, 2012)
  • “Michigan residents serving as school board members, school administrators and teachers would negotiate contracts to allow convicted sexual predators to remain in the classroom, or allow those accused of such acts to remain in the classroom while an investigation is under way. That’s built on the assumption such Michigan residents are incompetent or craven. And that deserves a foul.” ( Michigan Truth Squad , September 13, 2012)

VOICE: “YES ON 2 DOESN’T CHANGE ANY LAWS THAT PROTECT KIDS. IT’S THE OPPOSITE.
YES ON 2 PROTECTS KIDS, IN SCHOOLS…ON OUR STREETS, BY ALLOWING THOSE WHO CARE FOR THEM TO NEGOTIATE FOR TRAINING AND TOOLS THEY NEED TO KEEP KIDS SAFE. YES ON 2.”

    • “Firefighter and police unions both negotiate for allotment of hours towards training programs each year. These programs can range from firearm proficiency to medical emergency training. Continued training for police officers and firefighters ensures that their medical skills are up-to-date and that emergency protocols are well-practiced.” (“ Benefits Of Bargaining ,” Policy Matters Ohio, Philip Stevens, October 2011)

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Protect Working Families seeks to amend the state constitution to protect collective bargaining through a Nov. 6 ballot initiative. Visit protectworkingfamilies.com  for more information.