ANTI-WORKER AGENDA TRAIN KEEPS RIGHT ON ROLLING IN
As we approach the last month of the first session of the 97th General Assembly Missouri's Working Families and Organized Labor are the victims of daily attacks by some of the far right wing Republicans.
Senate Bill 29, Paycheck Deception is a great example of this. The Bill is simply nothing but an attempt to further the agenda of ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council), a group of far right wing legislators who are funded by the likes of the Koch Brothers.
The real crux of this bill is to make it illegal for employees and employers to come to an agreement that employees may have their Union Dues voluntarily deducted.
The Bill is also unnecessary, probably unconstitutional and will cost Missouri Tax payers about one half a million dollars of the general revenue fund over the next 5 years.
Also in this last month Building Trade Workers are facing deep cuts in wages and benefits as attacks on Missouri's prevailing wage laws move forward. These laws protect Missouri's good Contractors as well as communities and workers from being underbid by contractors from out of Missouri or by contractors from Missouri who choose to use undocumented or misclassified workers.
All Union Workers are also once again facing the battle of the infamous Right to Work for Less. This bill once again makes it illegal for employers, the employees and their union from negotiating a union security clause. Currently, union security clauses are there to ensure that all workers who receive the benefits of a Union Contract share in the cost of maintaining the union. Keep in mind that this clause is only in a contract that has been agreed to by the
Over the next month you will be receiving phone calls, text messages and letters asking you to contact your legislators and ask them to stand with working families and union members in Missouri and vote against the attack on Missouri's Workers.