They weren’t largely the highest-profile issues on the poll on Tuesday, however this yr’s elections did embody quite a few poll measures related to employees. The outcomes had been a combined bag.
In Illinois, a employees’ rights modification seems more likely to go. That measure would affirm the suitable to arrange and ban any regulation that “interferes with, negates, or diminishes the suitable of workers to arrange and cut price collectively.” Like, say, so-called proper to work legal guidelines. On the flip facet of that, Tennessee, which has lengthy had such an anti-union regulation, voted to place it within the state structure. However again to excellent news, in Michigan, Democrats received the state legislature and are reportedly planning to repeal the free rider regulation its Republican legislature handed in 2012.
Nebraska raised its minimal wage, which can attain $15 by 2026. Nevada raised its minimal wage to $12, eliminating a tiered system by which employers that supplied “qualifying” well being plans might pay $1 much less per hour—a system that wasn’t figuring out for employees, as a result of typically that $1 an hour was being taken off the minimal wage for well being plans that had been nonetheless unaffordable. Washington, D.C., voters raised the tipped minimal wage to the total minimal wage. However Portland, Maine, voters rejected a measure that may have raised the minimal wage to $18 and eradicated the tipped minimal wage.
San Diego voters repealed a ban on mission labor agreements, a remnant of the town’s extra conservative previous.
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