Working Families

In tough economic times, ballot measures are often used to target working families, silence our voices and carve out special exemptions for millionaires, billionaires and corporations. BISC believes in the rights of working families and fights to preserve them. We support ballot measures that promote a fair economy and oppose efforts to cut or privatize key public services.

Click on a state to read more about ballot initiatives affecting working families.


  • Amendment 7: Amend the Alabama constitution to block workers from choosing majority sign-up rules to form unions.


  • Proposition 32: The Special Exemptions Act would make it even easier for Super PACs to buy elections.


  • Propositions 1, 2, and 3: Repeal portions of the harmful education laws known as the “Luna Laws.”


  • Amendment 8: Repeal the constitutional ban on public funding for religious organization.


  • Charter Schools Amendment: Give the legislature the right to establish public charter schools.


  • Protect Working Families Amendment: Establish the people’s rights to organize to form, join or assist unions and to bargain collectively for wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
  • Emergency Manager Referendum: A citizens’ veto referendum to repeal Michigan’s emergency financial managers law or Public Law 4.
  • Home Health Care Amendment: Establish a right for all citizens to select, hire and choose their home care worker so that they’re not forced into nursing homes.

South Dakota

  • Referred Law 16: Repeal a harmful education law that attacks teachers without taking steps to improve student achievement.


  • Initiative 1240: Would allow 40 public charter schools in the state over five years.

Proposed Initiatives Affecting Working Families