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We need your help TODAY to protect Missouri families and send a message that so-called "Right to Work" is WRONG for Missouri!  

Missouri working families are under attack. There is an effort to make Missouri a so-called "Right to Work" state.  The misleadingly labeled “Right to Work” legislation does nothing to create good jobs, nor does it provide “rights” or “freedom” to work. In reality, so-called "Right to Work" provides LESS less wages, less benefits, lower living standards and a lack of job security -- for Missouri’s working families.

Plain and simple, so-called "Right to Work" is WRONG for Missouri. Missourians are joining together to protect working class families and making it clear that these attacks on the middle class will not go unanswered.

Join us in the fight to protect Missouri families. As Martin Luther King, Jr. stated in 1961, “In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right to work.’ It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights. Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining by which unions have improved wages and working conditions of everyone… Wherever these laws have been passed, wages are lower, job opportunities are fewer and there are no civil rights. We do not intend to let them do this to us. We demand this fraud be stopped. Our weapon is our vote.” 

 

Protect the Prevailing Wage in Missouri

Protect MO Families is also committed to defending Missouri’s Prevailing Wage. In 2016, eight bills were filled in the Missouri Legislature weakening or repealing the Prevailing Wage.

Protect MO Families is monitoring these bills in the Legislature. We’ll ask our supporters to take action to defend the Prevailing Wage when the time is right.

WHAT ARE PREVAILING WAGE LAWS?
Missouri’s Prevailing Wage laws ensure that ALL skilled workers are paid fairly, so employers can’t undercut them and drive wages down, hurting our economy. They ensure our schools and roads are built safely, by qualified and skilled workers, not by out-of-state companies or undocumented workers.

Missouri's Prevailing Wage law applies to all public works projects constructed on behalf of state and local public bodies. It establishes a minimum wage rate that must be paid to workers on such projects in Missouri, such as bridges, roads, schools, and government buildings.

 Prevailing Wage laws ensure our schools and roads are built safely, by qualified and skilled workers, not by out-of-state companies trying to undercut our communities. Read more about why the Prevailing Wage is important here.

Learn more, get the facts, get involved and join us in the fight by clicking here. Missouri families are counting on you!



News

Sunday, November 27, 2016 12:00 AM

GOP sweeps into capital with big plans

Weeks after an election that propelled a political outsider into the White House, Republicans in Missouri continue to celebrate their historic win as they eagerly await a legislative session that gives them complete ideological control.


Friday, November 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Big year for Big Business ahead in Missouri legislature Republican leaders in the Missouri General Assembly will likely unleash a wave of legislatio

Al Bond is bracing for a very tough year.

As executive secretary of the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council, Bond knows that Republican legislative leaders are about to unleash a wave of legislation he and his union have fought off for years. And unlike in the past, when Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto pen stopped many of these bills in their tracks, Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens has vowed to sign them.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:24 PM

A letter to Carpenters families and friends from Al Bond

Dear Carpenter Members and Friends:

Last night the citizens of our great country voted for change.
Unfortunately, the American labor movement - and the Carpenters Union is no exception- got caught in the political storm. Today is a new day and new challenges await as we move forward. 

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 2:36 PM

PRESS RELEASE: New Statewide Poll Shows Koster Ahead in Missouri Gubernatorial Race

St. Louis, MO – A new statewide poll by Public Policy Polling shows Chris Koster (D) positioned to defeat Eric Greitens (R) in the race for Missouri governor. In the poll, 47% of Missourians surveyed said they will vote for Koster, while 44% support Greitens.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016 12:00 AM

Missouri's Race For Governor: Greitens, Koster Part Ways On Host Of Issues

Koster and Greitens part ways on most issues, from "right-to-work" to Medicaid expansion to managing the state budget.

"I would sign a right-to-work bill," said Greitens. 


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