03/27/2013 10:01 am ET

UAW President Bob King In Detroit Mayoral Endorsement: Benny Napoleon Stood Up For Collective Bargaining (with Video)

DETROIT, MI -- UAW President Bob King got behind Benny Napoleon's mayoral campaign Tuesday, saying union leaders support the Wayne County Sheriff in part because he endorsed last year's ballot initiative to preserve collective bargaining in the state constitution.

Proposal 2 failed with 58 percent of Michigan voters rejecting it, and Republicans pushed through "right-to-work" legislation at the end of the year, banning mandatory union dues as a condition of employment.

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