Winning with Ballot Initiatives

Source: Judy Ancel, Labor Notes, May 5, 2014

….In state legislatures, corporate interests tend to block any and all reforms. Minimum wage boosts and paid sick days run into the power of retail and restaurant associations. Initiatives let us do an end-run around them on these issues—which tend to be overwhelmingly popular with voters, even when bushels of corporate cash are spent opposing them…..