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Party On: MO AFL-CIO Endorsing Republicans Who Will Help Defeat “Right-to-Work”

Missouri AFL-CIO President, Mike Louis.

Missouri AFL-CIO President, Mike Louis.

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In a break from tradition, the Missouri AFL-CIO has endorsed a handful of Republican state lawmakers in the upcoming November election. Though the organization mostly skews Democratic, this year they have endorsed 13 Republicans in the House and two Republicans in the Senate with the expectation that these candidates will oppose Right-to-Work legislation:

AFL-CIO President Mike Louis said the GOP lawmakers the coalition of unions is backing will help block the anti-union effort.

“Each one of these candidates will use their elected positions to stop dangerous legislation funded by out-of-touch millionaires and billionaires, such as right to work and pay check deception. Equally importantly, each will work to implement legislation that promotes investing in Missouri’s jobs, roads and bridges, public education, work place safety, and better wages for all, union and not,” Louis said in a statement released Friday.

That being said, much of the AFL-CIO’s weight is being thrown behind Democrats in this November’s gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races:

The state’s largest labor organization also has sent out nearly 100,000 mailers seeking to boost Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander and Democratic candidate for governor Chris Koster, as well as remind voters of its opposition to right-to-work…Koster is opposed to right-to-work. His opponent, Republican Eric Greitens, supports the proposal.


One Comment on “Party On: MO AFL-CIO Endorsing Republicans Who Will Help Defeat “Right-to-Work””

  1. Now these Republicans I can stand behind as long as they keep their word and they don’t go bat-shit-crazy on other issues!

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