August 18, 2015
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Gallup Poll: Midwest & Independent Voters Want Stronger Unions

With less than a month before Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City to consider a veto override of ALEC’s so-called “Right to Work” legislation, more Americans […]
July 1, 2015
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Extremists Approve RTW Resolution, Bipartisan Opposition Remains

Opposition to ALEC’s so-called ‘right to work’ is and always has been bipartisan. Because RTW legislation would lower wages for all working Missourians. It is disappointing […]
June 4, 2015
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Nixon vetoes controversial ‘right-to-work’ legislation

From the Post-Dispatch: ST. LOUIS • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Thursday vetoed a controversial “right-to-work” bill, calling it a threat to unionized workers and wages. “For generations, the […]
June 2, 2015

To #SaveTheEconomy we need strong unions

May 23, 2015
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The conservative case against picking on unions, courtesy of Missouri Republicans

From The Washington Post: The vote was chaotic, with Republicans breaking age-old protocols to end a Democratic filibuster as the end of the session approached. The bill passed, but […]
April 22, 2015
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New Report: “Right-to-Work” States Still Have Lower Wages

Brand new report from the Economic Policy Institute: In this paper, we update that research and subject the results to a series of robustness tests. We […]
April 21, 2015
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Small Business Owner Tom Weis: “It’s kind of ironic that seven of the bottom ten states in per capita income are right to work states.”

“It’s kind of ironic that seven of the bottom ten states in per capita income are right to work states. If people say that it won’t […]
April 21, 2015
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ALEC’s So-Called ‘Right to Work’ Attacks Expected on Senate Floor Soon

From The Missouri Times: [Senate Pro Tem Tom] Dempsey also told host Scott Faughn that he would be placing the controversial Right-to-Work legislation that passed the […]
February 13, 2014
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The Case for a Higher Minimum Wage

The New York Times – February 8, 2014 The political posturing over raising the minimum wage sometimes obscures the huge and growing number of low-wage workers […]
February 13, 2014
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Local Lawmakers Weigh In on Right to Work Bills

Missourian – February 6, 2014 The “right to work” issue is heating up in the state Legislature this year with bills that would prohibit certain employers […]
February 13, 2014
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The Top Priority in the Missouri State Legislature? Lowering Your Wages

AFSCME Blog – February 6, 2014 Imagine that you’re a powerful politician in a state with 6 million citizens, 800,000 of whom are uninsured, facing major […]
February 5, 2014
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Life Is Worse In Right-To-Work States

The Economic Policy Institute Blog – January 27, 2014 University of Oregon labor scholar and EPI research associate Gordon Lafer often points out how relatively poor […]
February 5, 2014
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RTW won’t improve kids’ lives

Springfield News-Leader – January 29, 2014 The dichotomy of the two lead stories on the Jan. 21 News-Leader front page could not be more stark, particularly […]
February 2, 2014
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News-Leader: “Right to Work Bad for State”

Since Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones announced his intention to push for Right-to-Work legislation during this session of the General Assembly, opinion letters and columns supporting […]