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    Right-to-work issue prompts push in Republican Party

    I constantly wonder why republicans are so relentless on this RTW issue. They cannot except defeat. If they are defeated, they come back with a new plan. Exactly what has been going on in NM. We defeat it and next year the issue comes up again, even in a state where the numbers of union members are so small. You really have to ask what the motive is here.


    In the wake of the right-to-work fight in Missouri this year, some conservative business leaders and organizations have launched a two-pronged push that, if successful, could bring changes to the state's work environment, its education and legal systems, and more.

    But some Republicans fear one part of that push could end up dividing the party and drive out those who have been loyal on many other key issues.

    On one front, they want to replace Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, with a Republican governor. Each of the five Republican candidates — John Brunner, Bob Dixon, Eric Greitens, Catherine Hanaway and Peter Kinder — have identified themselves as supporting key conservative causes, including right to work.
    Right-to-work issue prompts push in Republican Party - Joplin Globe: Local News

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    Default Re: Missouri Right-to-work bill for construction unions passes House committee

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    Right-to-work issue prompts push in Republican Party

    I constantly wonder why republicans are so relentless on this RTW issue. They cannot except defeat. If they are defeated, they come back with a new plan. Exactly what has been going on in NM. We defeat it and next year the issue comes up again, even in a state where the numbers of union members are so small. You really have to ask what the motive is here.



    Right-to-work issue prompts push in Republican Party - Joplin Globe: Local News
    In my opinion, it's part of the propaganda program. Keep hammering the same relentless lie and the people will start to believe.
    Why else would the republicans continue to repeal the Affordable Care Act ? How many times ? Talk about waste.
    "If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed."

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    Default Re: Missouri Right-to-work bill for construction unions passes House committee

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    In my opinion, it's part of the propaganda program. Keep hammering the same relentless lie and the people will start to believe.
    Why else would the republicans continue to repeal the Affordable Care Act ? How many times ? Talk about waste.
    "If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed."
    I agree with you on that fxstc but why the relentless attack on unions when they are at their absolute weakest right now. Maybe to keep them from ever making the big comeback? They know Americans are getting fed up and might start turning to unions?

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    Default Re: Missouri Right-to-work bill for construction unions passes House committee

    Missouri labor unions spend big to fend off ‘right to work’

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    Organized labor in Missouri is gearing up for another right-to-work fight in 2016.

    It’s been nearly two months since a handful of Republicans joined with Democrats to kill legislation that would have made it illegal to force a worker to become a union member or to pay dues to a labor organization as a condition of employment.
    Bond said unions won’t be able to compete dollar for dollar with the individual megadonors who support right to work. For example, a recent analysis of campaign finance data by The Star showed conservative businessman Rex Sinquefield has donated more than $22 million since 2010 — three times as much as the next biggest donor.
    Read more here: Missouri labor unions spend big to fend off

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    Default Re: Missouri Right-to-work bill for construction unions passes House committee

    Woah! This is just wrong!

    Turncoat Missouri state legislators slammed on anti-worker vote
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (PAI) -- Missouri's turncoat state legislators - four Republican representatives who voted against right-to-work in this year's regular assembly session, then changed their vote to support a veto override of the anti-union, anti-worker legislation - each accepted from hundreds to thousands of dollars in voluntary campaign contributions from union members before showing their true colors.

    "It's the height of hypocrisy for these legislators to accept voluntary contributions from hardworking union members and then turn their backs on the members who made those contributions," said Mike Louis, president of the Missouri AFL-CIO. "It's unconscionable to think they would accept these contributions."

    One of the worst examples is Robert Cornejo of St. Peters - who not only accepted $6,300 in union campaign contributions, but bragged about it in a venomous e-mail exchange with a member of Bricklayers Local 1, who had e-mailed Cornejo's office to chastise him for changing his vote.
    Turncoat Missouri state legislators slammed on anti-worker vote » peoplesworld

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    Traditionally Democratic unions aid Missouri GOP lawmakers opposing 'right-to-work'
    With another fight looming over the “right-to-work” issue in the Missouri Legislature, traditionally Democratic unions are stepping up efforts to aid Republican legislators who helped them block the measure this year.

    Moreover, the state AFL-CIO — an umbrella group that includes many but not all unions — says it will endorse and campaign for its GOP allies’ re-election bids against Republican primary opponents and Democratic general-election foes.

    “We are starting to become blind to whether it’s a Democrat or a Republican,” said Mike Louis, president of the state AFL-CIO. “It’s all about who is labor-friendly and who cares about the workers.”
    Traditionally Democratic unions aid Missouri GOP lawmakers opposing 'right-to-work' : News

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    Default Re: Missouri Right-to-work bill for construction unions passes House committee

    Missouri Senate passes anti-union 'paycheck protection' bill

    Wow, the things being said about union bosses in this is just amazing.
    Legislation that would bar unions from automatically withholding dues from public employees' paychecks has passed the Missouri Senate.

    House Bill 1891, the so-called paycheck protection bill, would only apply to public sector workers. It passed the House last month by the veto proof majority of 110-47.

    State Senator Bob Onder, R-Lake Saint Louis, said Tuesday evening that workers should not rely on the "good intentions" of labor unions.

    "There are men in all areas who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern … they promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters," he said, quoting Thomas Jefferson.
    Missouri Senate passes anti-union 'paycheck protection' bill | St. Louis Public Radio

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    Default Re: Missouri Right-to-work bill for construction unions passes House committee

    Hoffa: Missouri Governor Sticks Up For Public Employees With Veto
    (WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa about the veto today of paycheck deception legislation by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) that would hamper the ability of unions to fully represent their membership in the state.

    “Gov. Nixon has again stood up for everyday Missourians against corporate interests. Workers already have the ability to stop having dues withdrawn from their paycheck for political purposes. But by requiring public sector employees to opt-in annually, sponsors are looking to bog down the Teamsters and other unions in red tape.
    https://teamster.org/news/2016/03/ho...employees-veto

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    Heated debate in Missouri House ends with narrow vote to override 'paycheck protection' veto
    JEFFERSON CITY • Tempers flared as the Missouri House narrowly voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a contentious "paycheck protection" measure on Wednesday.

    The vote was 109-47 — just enough for an override. The measure now heads to the state Senate, where it would need 23 votes to become law.

    The legislation would require public employees to opt in each year for dues to be taken out of their paychecks by unions. It's been one of the most contentious proposals in the Legislature this year, with opponents holding lobbying days and a rally on the Capitol lawn and proponents working hard to sway pro-labor Republicans.
    Heated debate in Missouri House ends with narrow vote to override 'paycheck protection' veto | Political Fix | stltoday.com

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    Default Re: Missouri Right-to-work bill for construction unions passes House committee

    Mo. is Ground Zero in RTW Attack Against Workers

    In this election season, there are many important races up and down the ballot. But in none of them is the anti-worker ruse known as right to work (RTW) playing such a prominent role than that for Missouri governor.

    Chris Koster, the Show Me State’s current attorney general, is a long-time opponent of RTW. In fact, the former Republican turned Democrat even opposed it when he was a member of the GOP a decade ago. His stance is the polar opposite of that of his Republican opponent Eric Greitens.

    “I’m opposed to using government regulations to lower the wages of Missourians,” Koster told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last month. “Eric’s desire to roll back collective bargaining rights in Missouri is inconsistent with the goal of building a strong middle class.”

    The issue is paramount in Missouri because corporate cronies have repeatedly sought to enact RTW in the state. The only reason it has not cleared the Capitol is due to the repeated vetoes of current Gov. Jay Nixon.
    https://teamster.org/blog/2016/09/mo...gainst-workers

 

 
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