As far as I can tell only three states have established constitutional rights to collective bargaining: Missouri, Hawai'i, and New York.
Missouri's has helped to expand collective bargaining rights since the state flipped red, and has stopped a wide range of anti-union legislation.
States that allow direct initiated constitutional amendment votes: Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Arizona, California, Oregon, Michigan, Ohio, Nevada, Illinois, Florida
Nothing stopping labor from fighting to permanently expand collective bargaining rights in those states, even without legislative majorities.

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