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This measure prohibits the calling of a strike by a labor organization in any business or plant or unit thereof, except when authorized by the vote of the majority of all the members of the organization employed in the business, plant or unit thereof. Such authorization is to be expressed by a secret written or printed ballot at a meeting called for that purpose.

The Labor Relations Commission is authorized to make rules for the conduct of the voting. Within twenty-four hours after the voting the labor organization conducting it shall make a written report of the result to the commission which shall be a permanent public record. If no report is filed the vote taken shall be void and a person making a false report shall be guilty of perjury. Coercion and intimidation of members of a labor organization in connection with such voting is made a penal offense.

1948 Nov 2 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 7 :: Initiative PetitionDo you approve of a law summarized below which was disapproved in the House of Representatives by a vote of 95 in the affirmative and 110 in the negative and in the Senate by a vote of 14 in the affirmative and 18 in the negative?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
11,113
30,929
6,242
42,042
48,284
Precinct 1
 
201
950
137
1,151
1,288
Precinct 2
 
222
814
158
1,036
1,194
Precinct 3
 
212
741
127
953
1,080
Precinct 4
 
243
915
165
1,158
1,323
Precinct 5
 
234
960
143
1,194
1,337
Precinct 1
 
153
889
189
1,042
1,231
Precinct 2
 
168
855
163
1,023
1,186
Precinct 3
 
131
639
122
770
892
Precinct 4
 
185
994
149
1,179
1,328
Precinct 5
 
240
827
199
1,067
1,266
Precinct 6
 
155
811
119
966
1,085
Precinct 1
 
308
822
211
1,130
1,341
Precinct 2
 
353
747
152
1,100
1,252
Precinct 3
 
323
857
200
1,180
1,380
Precinct 4
 
260
850
189
1,110
1,299
Precinct 5
 
360
690
140
1,050
1,190
Precinct 1
 
381
990
219
1,371
1,590
Precinct 2
 
197
680
190
877
1,067
Precinct 3
 
448
853
181
1,301
1,482
Precinct 4
 
450
918
185
1,368
1,553
Precinct 5
 
302
913
244
1,215
1,459
Precinct 6
 
175
684
121
859
980
Precinct 1
 
193
768
146
961
1,107
Precinct 2
 
217
803
182
1,020
1,202
Precinct 3
 
278
809
139
1,087
1,226
Precinct 4
 
271
863
123
1,134
1,257
Precinct 5
 
198
824
156
1,022
1,178
Precinct 6
 
295
818
159
1,113
1,272
Precinct 1
 
392
765
148
1,157
1,305
Precinct 2
 
401
796
178
1,197
1,375
Precinct 3
 
372
572
163
944
1,107
Precinct 4
 
392
724
152
1,116
1,268
Precinct 5
 
437
619
161
1,056
1,217
Precinct 1
 
428
832
184
1,260
1,444
Precinct 2
 
322
912
157
1,234
1,391
Precinct 3
 
492
799
148
1,291
1,439
Precinct 4
 
334
792
200
1,126
1,326
Precinct 5
 
390
834
143
1,224
1,367
Totals
 
11,113
30,929
6,242
42,042
48,284