LANSING, Mich. – The effort to limit legislative oversight of public-sector bargaining has received large financial support from labor and teacher unions, The Detroit News reports.
According to The News, the American Federation of Teachers contributed $460,000 and the Michigan Education Association contributed $500,000 to the Protect Our Jobs Amendment campaign.
The News reported that many MEA district-level affiliates have given tens of thousands of additional dollars.
SOURCE: Detroit News, “Special interests spend millions on Michigan ballot initiatives,” July 26, 2012
FURTHER READING: Michigan Capitol Confidential, “‘Protect Our Jobs’ Would Protect the 3 Percent at the Expense of the 97 Percent," July 9, 2012