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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

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Campaign contributions from Joplin roofing supply magnate and family top $10 million

"A Republican mega donor, [David Humphreys] and his family have poured another $2 million into their efforts to make Missouri a right-to-work state, pushing their political contributions this year past the $10 million mark."


Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 AM

AG hopeful Josh Hawley receives $1 million from Joplin's David Humphreys — again

Mega-donor and millionaire CEO David Humphreys has donated millions to elect candidates who will pass "Right to Work" in Missouri. 

"Josh Hawley's campaign on Monday reported receiving $500,000 from Joplin megadonor David Humphreys, who runs TAMKO Building Products in Joplin, and another $500,000 from Sarah Atkins, Humphreys' sister."


Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 AM

For Koster, experience is his selling point in a year of outsiders

"On labor, Koster is strongly opposed to Republican-led efforts to impose a right-to-work law he says would weaken unions and hurt families."


Friday, September 23, 2016 12:00 AM

Right to Work continues to shape Missouri governor race

Chris Koster is the only candidate for Missouri Governor who opposes "Right to Work" in Missouri. His opponent is strongly in favor of making Missouri a "Right to Work" state. 


Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:00 AM

Now favoring Eric Greitens, Joplin megadonor drops $500,000 more into governor's race

Joplin's richest political donor just dropped a big stack of cash into an already expensive race to replace Gov. Jay Nixon.

David Humphreys, president and CEO of Joplin-based TAMKO Building Products, has donated $500,000 to Eric Greitens, the Republican candidate for governor, according to the Missouri Ethics Commission on Wednesday.


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