Unions, Dems split on renewable energy ballot issue at Michigan convention
The ballot campaign suffered a setback when construction and utility unions protested inclusion of the initiative in the Michigan Democratic Party's 2012 platform, arguing that mandating more solar and wind power could lead to fewer union jobs at coal-burning power plants.
September 9, 2012
by Chad Livengood
in Detroit News
Lansing - A November ballot proposal seeking a 25 percent renewable energy mandate in the state constitution will not get endorsed by the Michigan Democratic Party at the party's state convention this weekend.
But the Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs campaign did win the endorsement Sunday of the United Auto Workers.
"I think it's good for the Big Three," UAW President Bob King told The Detroit News after urging members to vote "yes" for Proposal 3.
The ballot campaign, however, suffered a setback when construction and utility unions protested inclusion of the initiative in the... [continue via Web link]