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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, August 30, 2016 12:00 AM

Missouri mega donor spent another $2.3 million pushing ‘right to work’

Joplin businessman David Humphreys continues to spend big in the hopes he can fill the Missouri General Assembly with lawmakers who will finally pass a “right to work” law.


Humphreys and his family were busy in the run-up to the August primary supporting challengers to Republican incumbents who have historically opposed tougher regulations on labor unions. That includes pumping nearly $3 million into a political action committee called Committee For Accountable Government.


Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Right-to-work debate puts national spotlight on Missouri governor's race

“For organized labor, it is make-or-break,” said state Rep. Jake Hummel, D-St. Louis, a vocal opponent of right-to-work legislation. “If we don’t get (Democratic nominee) Chris Koster elected, Missouri will very quickly be a right-to-work state.”


Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Koster defends labor interests

“We’re talking about the need to keep right to work out of the state of Missouri and to keep wages of working families in the state right here in St. Joe at a good, sound level, so that they can raise families,” Koster said while summing up his speech.


Friday, August 26, 2016 12:00 AM

Greitens talks right-to-work at Joplin office opening

After the event, Greitens said states with right-to-work legislation have grown faster economically and have been able to achieve better wages, despite a lack of unions working to collectively bargain for them.



Friday, August 26, 2016 12:00 AM

Republican Eric Greitens fires up fall campaign for Missouri governor

Greitens stump speech Friday did not go into specifics. When pressed by reporters later about how he would grow jobs and raise wages, he talked about making Missouri a right-to-work state.

“Michigan (has) 20,000 new jobs. Indiana (has) 15,000 new jobs,” citing two states that passed right-to-work legislation. “It’s critical we get that done here in the state of Missouri.”


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