• Missouri voters have spoken on right-to-work law. Why do Republicans want a do-over?

    From The Kansas City Star:  Some Republicans won’t give up. Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft recently approved a handful of initiative petitions for circulation. Among them: a proposal for a state constitutional amendment that would guarantee Missourians the...

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  • How Shutdown Exposed the Lie at the Heart of the Anti-Union ‘Right-to-Work’ Movement

    From RawStory:  Thousands of federal employees protested at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., this week, holding aloft empty plates during 33 minutes of silence—one minute for each day of the government shutdown. Some plates carried...

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  • Missouri’s Labor Victory Won’t Reverse the Decline of Unions

    From The Atlantic:  On Tuesday night, as it became clear that voters in Missouri had—by a two-to-one margin—rejected a state law meant to reduce unions’ power, the president of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, declared, “The defeat of this...

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  • Missouri Voters Reject Right-To-Work Law

    From NPR:  Voters in Missouri resoundingly struck down that state’s right-to-work law after labor unions in Missouri organized a strong signature campaign to get a referendum on the ballot. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Voters in Missouri overwhelmingly struck...

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  • How Labor Won The Right-To-Work Fight In Missouri

    From Huffington Post:  Missouri voters resoundingly rejected the state’s new right-to-work statute by referendum Tuesday night, delivering a stinging rebuke to the GOP legislature that recently tried to implement the law. The vote on Proposition A wasn’t...

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  • Missouri Voters Reject Anti-Union Law in a Victory for Labor

    From The New York Times:  After a succession of political setbacks in onetime strongholds and a landmark defeat in the Supreme Court, organized labor has notched a hard-won victory as Missouri voters overrode a legislative move to...

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  • A ‘Summer of Workers’ Win in Missouri Could Be a Pivot Point for American Labor

    From The Nation:  Passing so-called “right-to-work” legislation has been a central tenet of the strategic agenda that was developed by the Koch brothers and their allies to tip the political balance toward Republicans in the battleground states. By using the power...

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  • Prop A Lowers Wages, Would Hurt Economy

    From The Joplin Globe:  by Timothy Wies, President & CEO, TJ Wies Contracting Inc. As a fifth-generation Missouri resident, I love living and working in Missouri. I’m a contractor with projects all over Missouri. At any given...

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  • More Reasons Besides Low Wages Why Voting ‘NO’ on Prop A is Critical

    From The Labor Tribune:  Union members need to be aware of the potential for other major losses besides wages should the Proposition A “right-to-work” law (RTW) pass August 7 —the loss, or great reduction, of your UNION...

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  • Messenger: Dishonest Campaign Tries to Pit Union Workers Against the Middle Class

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  My first union meeting was, well, uncomfortable. It was around Christmas time in 2008. I was a relatively new member of the United Media Guild. Because I worked out of the Jefferson City bureau,...

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