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TheDGT.org Presents Arizona Works Together’s Robert Nichols on Repealing AZ’s ‘Right to Work’ Amendment on Monday, Nov 20 at Noon
November 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MSTFree
The organizing team, a nonprofit called Arizona Works Together, lead by Chair Robert Nichols, is working to put a measure on the 2024 ballot that would strike “right-to-work” language from the state constitution.
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Supporters of the initiative who spoke at the press conference recognize it will not be easy to put the measure on next year’s ballot and win in the election. For the initiative to be on the 2024 ballot, organizers need to get about 384,000 signatures from Arizona voters. According to the campaign’s chair, Robert Nichols, that doesn’t account for invalid signatures, which can sometimes reach as high as 30%. So the campaign will likely need to collect about 500,000 signatures, he said.
“A campaign of fear will also be launched against this effort, and it will be backed by millions in spending by business owners and their anti-union consultants, who benefit most from right-to-work laws,” said Michael McQuarrie, director of Arizona State University’s Center for Work and Democracy. “It will be said that people won’t invest in states with strong unions, never mind that six of the 10 largest state economies are heavily unionized.”