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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.

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!


Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:00 AM

The accusations come as Hawley is in a battle for the seat against Democrat Teresa Hensley, the former Cass County prosecutor. Attorney General Chris Koster, a Democrat, is running for governor.

Since early August, Hawley has received nearly $3.1 million from the Missouri Freedom PAC, giving him a wide fundraising lead over Hensley.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Release: St. Louis Building & Construction Trades Council Endorses Jason Kander

COLUMBIA, Mo – The St. Louis Building & Construction Trades Council today announced their endorsement of Jason Kander in his campaign for U.S. Senate. Made up of 18 affiliates, the St. Louis Building Trades will encourage its members to vote for Jason in November and work to get out the vote of union members across the region. Jason Kander will speak at a rally for his campaign hosted by the St. Louis Building Trades later today.

“Whether it is opposing bad trade deals and Right to Work or supporting rights in the workplace, Jason Kander has always fought for working Missourians, and we are proud to support him in his campaign for United States Senate,” said John J. Stiffler, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the St. Louis Building & Construction Trades Council. “While we know Jason will stand up for Missouri, Senator Blunt has turned his back on Building Trades’ members since he moved to Washington nearly 20 years ago, fighting against our work to improve the lives of thousands of Missourians and their families. We are going to work hard through November to help Jason become Missouri’s next Senator.”

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Chair of Labor Committee Plans to File Right-To-Work Legislation

SIKESTON, Mo. -- A key Missouri lawmaker plans to file right-to-work legislation in January.

State Representative Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) plans to file the bill in January. If Attorney General Chris Koster (D) wins the Governor’s race, Rehder will try to bypass Koster and have the measure placed on the statewide ballot. While 60 percent of Missourians voted against right-to-work in 1978, Rehder says things are different now.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Koster Says Experience is Important in Governor Race

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Democrat running for Missouri Governor is arguing experience matters. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster responding to criticism from his Republican opponent Eric Greitens that Koster is a “career politician” who needs to make way for new leadership.

“Eric [Greitens], I would assume, believes it takes training to become a Navy Seal. They don’t just take anybody and fill out a form and you become a Navy Seal. I don’t know why it would be understood that it takes training to become a Navy Seal, but it doesn’t take any training to become Governor of the state of Missouri,” Koster says.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Labor rally for Koster, Kander draws crowd to Family Arena

ST. CHARLES • The push for a “right to work” law is aimed at getting rid of collective bargaining altogether, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chris Koster warned a crowd of union supporters here Tuesday.

“We’ve got 35 days to go to decide the future of collective bargaining, really,” Koster, the state attorney general, said at a Democratic rally at the Family Arena.

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