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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

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:09 AM

PRESS RELEASE: New Statewide Poll Shows Clinton/Trump Race Tight in Missouri

Poll Shows Clinton and Trump within 3 Points

St. Louis, MO –  A new statewide poll by Public Policy Polling shows an increasingly competitive race in Missouri for president. Donald Trump receives 45% support to Hillary Clinton’s 42%, with 13% undecided in a poll of 947 likely Missouri voters.


Saturday, August 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Right to Work Campaign breeds hypocrisy

There is an aspect of the discussion about the National Right To Work Campaign against labor unions in Missouri. The National Right To Work Campaign claims that labor unions force workers to pay dues and other fees. They use the word "force" constantly as hyperbole.

However, the National Right To Work Campaign does what it accuses labor unions of doing. The Campaign forces its members, contractors, corporations, chapters and local groups to pay up. If they don't pay, they don't get the benefits of what the Campaign accomplishes.

Also, The National Right To Work Campaign is itself a union. They are organized just like a union and negotiate terms with their respective units. Labor unions organize for the benefit of their members for good wages, benefits, working conditions and a fair opportunity for economic reward. Labor unions are beneficial to all working people in America and internationally.

The National Right To Work Campaign is only working for the benefit of its own goals of making and hoarding more money for themselves. There is no economic or societal benefit to their goals. With labor unions, everyone benefits. With Right To Work, only employers benefit.


Monday, August 8, 2016 1:56 PM

Readers react to honor, building walls, guns

Buying influence

When I think of what’s wrong with our country, Joplin hoarder-in-chief David Humphreys and St. Louis’ perpetually bored Rex Sinquefield come to mind. They will never stop trying to hurt people, especially the working middle class and the ever-present poor.


Friday, August 5, 2016 8:12 PM

Chris Koster wins Missouri Farm Bureau endorsement

A major Missouri trade industry group endorsed a Democrat for governor for the first time in its history. The Missouri Farm Bureau’s Political Action Committee voted Friday to back Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster in his bid for the governorship.


Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Millions spent to oust GOP reps

Incumbent Republicans had been the targets of derisive ads on TV, radio and online all year, targeting them for their opposition to “right to work” legislation seen as an assault on labor unions.


Paid for by Committee to Protect MO Families Martin Walter, Treasurer
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