April 7, 2016
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Editorial: American politics needs the balance provided by union dues.

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch On March 29, as the so-called “paycheck protection” bill passed by the Missouri Legislature on March 3 sat in the Missouri […]
April 4, 2016
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Push is on to stop paycheck deception

From the Labor Tribune Following Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of the Missouri Legislature’s paycheck deception bill (HB 1891) Missouri Labor leaders and volunteers have been conducting […]
March 30, 2016
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Labor rally draws thousands to Jefferson City

From the Missouri Times JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Swathes of orange and yellow stood alongside patches of red and green and almost every other color of the […]
March 24, 2016
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Missouri Senator Walsh drops truth bomb on supporters of paycheck deception

From the Labor Tribune: Jefferson City – After helping to lead a filibuster in the Missouri Senate to try to stop the anti-union, anti-worker paycheck deception […]
March 21, 2016
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State-wide poll shows Missourians strongly oppose RTW for 6th year straight

From the Labor Tribune: For the 6th year in a row, Missourians are strongly opposed to the phony right-to-work law, the most recent poll conducted by […]
March 18, 2016
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Missouri Gov. Nixon vetoes bill on union fees

From KC Star/AP: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would require public employees to give annual written consent before union […]
March 17, 2016

Send a Letter to Your State Representative: Vote NO on Paycheck Deception!

A simple handwritten letter is a very effective way to get lawmakers’ attention in Jefferson City.  It doesn’t take much time–just a few sentences and that’s it.  Please print […]
March 17, 2016
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Union members joined forces in last-minute push to fight paycheck bill

From Labor Tribune: By SHERI GASSAWAY Correspondent In Missouri, legislative discussion and voting on measures is unpredictable. It can take days for a bill to hit […]
March 9, 2016
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Cashing in on Kids: 172 ALEC Education Bills Push Privatization in 2015

From PR Watch:  ALEC Continued to Cash in on Kids in 2015 and Beyond Despite widespread public opposition to the corporate-driven education privatization agenda, at least […]
March 7, 2016
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How Representatives Voted on Paycheck Deception

From Missourinet: The Missouri House of Representatives has voted to send to Governor Jay Nixon (D) a bill alternately called “paycheck protection” by supporters and “paycheck […]
March 3, 2016
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Missouri lawmakers pass paycheck deception measure

From the Labor Tribune: Jefferson City – (UPDATED) The Missouri Legislature has passed a paycheck deception bill, despite a concerted effort by Labor leaders and worker-friendly […]
March 1, 2016
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Missouri House passes disingenuous paycheck deception measure

From Labor Tribune: By TIM ROWDEN Editor Jefferson City – The Missouri House last week passed, by a veto-proof majority, a paycheck deception measure targeting public sector […]
February 29, 2016
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Ford Becomes Latest Major Corporation to Dump ALEC

From PR Watch:  Ford Motor Company confirmed to the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) that it is cutting ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council […]
February 26, 2016
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ALEC Pushes Prevailing Wage Repeal

An article from a year ago reminds who is behind harming working families’ wages. From PR Watch: As unions and working people battle “right-to-work” legislation in […]
February 25, 2016
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Bipartisan Opposition to Paycheck Deception

From Labor Tribune: Last week, Missouri lawmakers voted a disingenuous paycheck deception measure out of the House and sent the bill (HB 1891) to the Senate. […]
February 22, 2016
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Missouri House bill would do away with prevailing wage law

From Labor Tribune: Jefferson City – GOP lawmakers in the Missouri Legislature have opened a new front in their anti-worker attacks focusing on the building trades […]
February 15, 2016
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Victory: Federal judge rules counties can’t pass right to work

From the Labor Tribune: Refutes efforts by Rauner to do the same thing A U.S. federal judge has ruled in a Kentucky case that efforts similar […]
January 28, 2016
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10 Things You Should Know About Paycheck Deception

From Working America:  Since 2010, right-wing governors and legislators have attacked workers’ rights across the Midwest. These attacks have come in different forms: from stripping public […]
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 […]