In all the post election noise, it is worth mentioning that the union attempt to kill right to work forever in Michigan failed.
The problem here (from an anti-crony capitalist perspective) is that union employees are paid by the taxpayers. If a portion of their wages is collected by the public employer and, regardless of the wishes of the employee, handed over to the union to be used for partisan political campaign purposes, that is really diverting taxpayer money to partisan politics.
This referendum didn’t end the corruption of using taxpayer money in politics in Michigan. But at least it leaves open the possibility that this corruption can be stopped sometime in the future.