• STL Union Workers Mobilize Against Prop A

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  John Kahrhoff is a third-generation member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in St. Louis. His grandfather was a union member; so was his father. Kahrhoff has followed in their footsteps for...

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  • Study: Right-to-Work Law Could Disproportionately Impact Black Workers

    From Public News Service:  As Republican lawmakers advance plans to protect the right-to-work legislation they passed last year, a study shows the policy could hurt black workers most. The law, which deals with banning mandatory union fees,...

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  • Seniors’ Health Far Worse in ‘Right-to-Work’ States

    From Labor Tribune:  Seniors living in so-called “right-to-work” states are among the least healthy in the nation, according to a review of the United Health Foundation’s “American’s Health Rankings: Senior Report 2017.” If you are a retiree, a...

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  • Organized Labor Rallies Against Right-to-Work Law, Other Bills

    From St. Louis Public Radio:  Several hundred union members rallied Wednesday in Jefferson City against the right-to-work law state lawmakers passed last year. In November, voters will go to the polls to decide on Proposition A, and...

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  • GOP Threatening to Move MO’s ‘Right to Work’ Vote to August, When Turnout is Lower

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Republican lawmakers are poised to introduce legislation that would move a statewide referendum on a new right to work law from the November general election to the August primary. In the House, Rep....

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  • Labor, Democrats Rally at Old Courthouse to Oppose ‘Right to Work’

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Despite rainy conditions, between 100 and 150 people held a rally Saturday afternoon outside the Old Courthouse, listening to labor leaders and Democratic politicians defend unions they say are under attack by conservatives...

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  • Right-to-Work Groups Eye Finish Line, 40 Years Later

    From Bloomberg BNA:   Justice Neil Gorsuch will get much of the credit—or blame—if the U.S. Supreme Court makes it much harder for some unions to collect fees next year. But a lesser-known advocacy group with some deep-pocketed...

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  • Right to Work Law Headed to a Public Vote

    From MissouriNet:  Missouri’s right to work law passed by state lawmakers and signed by Governor Greitens in February has effectively been suspended.  The statute which would have normally taken hold Monday has been delayed by union efforts...

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  • Unions Deliver Signatures to Block Right-to-Work in Missouri

    From KMOV:  Opponents forced the suspension Friday of a new Missouri law banning mandatory union fees after delivering dozens of boxes containing what they say are more than 300,000 signed petitions demanding it be put to a...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Donors Seek to Defend Missouri’s Right-to-Work Law

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Two nonprofits have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to political action committees working to protect a Missouri right-to-work law that takes effect this month. The Kansas City Star first reported American Democracy...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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