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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, December 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Missouri labor union leader seeks to ban right-to-work laws

A Missouri labor union leader is proposing to take the battle over so-called right-to-work laws to a vote of the people.


Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis has filed several versions of an initiative petition with the secretary of state's office that would ask voters to amend the constitution to ensure union negotiating rights.


Sunday, December 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Politically Speaking: Sen. Munzlinger talks about roads, GOP revolution in northeast Missouri

Like other legislators, Munzlinger expects “right to work” to be quickly passed when the Missouri General Assembly reconvenes in January. Political figures from both parties expected the policy to become law if Greitens was elected governor.


Saturday, December 10, 2016 12:00 AM

Why Trump's Cabinet poses a unique threat to the working class

Missouri will become a right-to-work state. The chief question is how soon the General Assembly will put a version of the anti-union measure on the desk of soon-to-be Gov. Eric Greitens.


Saturday, December 10, 2016 12:00 AM

Only scope and timing of Missouri's expected right-to-work law is in question

Missouri will become a right-to-work state. The chief question is how soon the General Assembly will put a version of the anti-union measure on the desk of soon-to-be Gov. Eric Greitens.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:00 AM

How to Kill the Middle Class

Strangling public-sector unions in Wisconsin has shrunk teachers’ pay and benefits. Who’s next?


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