Posts Tagged ‘Missouri’

Dec
2016
15

Desperate (Ballot) Measures: With MO GOP Set to Pass “Right-to-Work,” Labor Leader Strikes Early

Desperate (Ballot) Measures: With MO GOP Set to Pass
  Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis is proposing a 2018 ballot initiative that would prevent the state from becoming the next “Right-to-work” state. With the legislature and governorship now under Republican control, the anti-union law looks inevitable. Rather than wait around and watch it happen, Louis submitted a longshot...
Oct
2016
5

St. Louis Building Trades Leader: Clean Energy Program Would Create 6K Jobs, $1B Economic Impact

St. Louis Building Trades Leader: Clean Energy Program Would Create 6K Jobs, $1B Economic Impact
  In a recent op-ed for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Building Trades Executive Secretary-Treasurer Jeff Aboussie came out in support of Missouri’s new Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) initiative. The program aims to “help homeowners use less energy, lower utility bills, make their homes safer and more comfortable,...
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Sep
2016
20

The Show Me (Your License) State: MO GOP Overrides Gov’s Veto of Discriminatory Voter ID

The Show Me (Your License) State: MO GOP Overrides Gov's Veto of Discriminatory Voter ID
  Missouri came one step closer to implementing a new voter identification law on Wednesday after the Republican state legislature overrode a veto by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon. The law requires voters to show a government issued ID before casting a ballot in an election. Republicans claim the move is a common sense measure to [&hellip...
Jul
2016
8

Los Angelish: Rams Caught Trying to Subject Players to Missouri Laws Despite Move to California

Los Angelish: Rams Caught Trying to Subject Players to Missouri Laws Despite Move to California
  The Los Angeles Rams are homesick. More specifically, they are homesick for Missouri’s labor laws. After packing up shop and moving to California this offseason, the Rams brought along a little contractual memento for their players: Per a league source, contracts being offered to new players state that the laws of Missouri, not...
Jul
2016
6

New Pro-Prevailing Wage Campaign in MO: “This Isn’t Just a Policy, It’s Personal”

New Pro-Prevailing Wage Campaign in MO:
  Right-to-Work. Paycheck protection. Prevailing wage repeal. If a law is anti-worker, the Missouri GOP will try as many times as it can to implement it. That’s why the Committee to Protect MO Families has launched a public awareness campaign to educate Missourians on the benefits of the prevailing wage. Their new ad features Navy vet...
May
2016
6

Coffer Coffin: Paycheck Deception Passes MO House; Senate Filibuster Is Workers’ Last Hope

Coffer Coffin: Paycheck Deception Passes MO House; Senate Filibuster Is Workers' Last Hope
  Paycheck protection — or “paycheck deception” as it is unaffectionately referred to by union workers — is one step closer to becoming a reality for public employees in Missouri after the state legislature voted to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of HB 1891.  The Senate must now override the veto for the bill to...
Mar
2016
7

MO “Paycheck Deception” Bill Likely; House, Senate Displaying Veto-Proof Majorities

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  The Missouri House of Representatives passed a “paycheck protection” bill on Friday by a 109-49 margin.  The anti-union bill, commonly referred to by workers’ rights advocates as “paycheck deception,” prohibits unions from deducting fair share fees from public sector paychecks.  A similar bill was vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon in...
Jan
2016
5

MO GOP Hedges on “Right-to-Work” but Labor’s Message is Clear: We Support Who Supports Us

MO GOP Hedges on
  A recent interview with Missouri Speaker of the House Todd Richardson leaves the question of “Right-to-Work” somewhat unanswered for 2016.  Last year, “Right-to-Work” failed to gain enough support to override a veto from Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.  Despite a GOP super majority in both chambers, the divisive nature of...
Nov
2015
24

In Conservative Corner of Missouri, 300 City Workers Vote to Join the IBEW

In Conservative Corner of Missouri, 300 City Workers Vote to Join the IBEW
  The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) picked up nearly 300 new members when a group of city workers in Springfield, Missouri voted in favor of representation by the union.  The unit waited a state-mandated one-year after decertifying from their previous union and in October joined the IBEW by a 122-8 margin.  Local...
Sep
2015
16

Zombie Law: Missouri “Right-to-Work” Expected to Die Anew in Blaze of Fruitless Override Glory

Zombie Law: Missouri
  Lawmakers will return to Jefferson City this week to revisit “Right-to-Work” legislation previously vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon.  After decades of failed attempts, the unlikely happened this spring when the Missouri GOP finally got enough votes in both the House and Senate to get the legislation to the Governor’s desk.  Now, as the...
May
2015
18

ALEC’s All-Star Right-Wing Disgrace Resigns as MO Speaker Following Sexting Scandal

ALEC's All-Star Right-Wing Disgrace Resigns as MO Speaker Following Sexting Scandal
  Now-former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl may have been a model American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) politician, but it turns out that he is not a model citizen.  The man who fought hard for “Right-to-Work” has resigned in disgrace following the revelation of a sexting scandal involving him and a 19-year-old intern.   Diehl...
Feb
2015
17

Paycheck Protection (nay, Paycheck Deception) Creeps Toward MO Gov’s Desk Again

  A Missouri House Subcommittee signed off on “paycheck protection” last week, which would single out certain unions and force members to give written permission for dues deduction. Those unions likely to be exempt from the bill include police, firefighters, and first responders.   Labor supporters and union members call the bill by a...