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Protect the Prevailing Wage in Missouri!

In 2017, nine bills were filed in the Missouri Legislature that would weaken or repeal Prevailing Wage. 

TAKE ACTION NOW to protect Prevailing Wage:

  • Email your elected official by clicking here.
  • Call Governor Eric Greitens at 573-751-3222


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.

WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT THAT WE TAKE ACTION?

  • KEEP LOCAL JOBS LOCAL - Prevailing Wage ensures that firms that bring in lower-cost, out-of-state labor for the job do not outbid private companies that use state labor, keeping jobs local.  

  • SAFER SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS - Prevailing Wage laws ensure our schools and roads are built safely, by qualified and skilled workers, not by out-of-state companies or undocumented workers.

  • LESS GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE - Prevailing Wage allows employees to receive more comprehensive benefit packages and reduces reliance on the public sector for health insurance, retirement benefits and other forms of public assistance.

  • KEEPS MISSOURI’S ECONOMY STRONG - Cutting construction workers' pay and allowing out-of-state companies to build in Missouri will have a direct effect on tax revenues throughout the state, hurting the economy.

  • QUALITY WORK, UNDER BUDGET - When you look at PrevailingWage states, workers finish projects more quickly, more safely and under budget.

Learn more, get the facts, get involved and join us in the fight by clicking here. Missouri families are counting on you!



News

Monday, February 6, 2017 11:02 AM

Shameful.

Missouri workers condemn Legislature and Gov. Greitens for attacking families and lowering wages  



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.


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