right to work

8:13 am
Mon April 15, 2013

St. Louis NAACP Teams Up With Labor To Fight Right-To-Work Efforts

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 4:54 pm

The St. Louis branch of the NAACP is teaming up with local labor union groups to fight against efforts in Jefferson City to turn Missouri into a right-to-work state.

Chapter President Adolphus Pruitt says African-Americans are more likely to be union members than any other ethnicities in the United States, so the partnership makes sense.

“Right-to-work is a problem that exists across the country," Pruitt said.  "It’s trying to rear its ugly head up here in Missouri, (and) we’re gonna find a way to fight it back.”

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5:50 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Labor unions rally for collective bargaining rights

A bill requiring voter ID at the polls caused heated debate at the Missouri House of Representatives Monday.
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Labor union members from across Missouri descended on the State Capitol today, hoping to convince lawmakers to defeat bills they say are anti-worker.

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9:43 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Mo. House panel to take up 'right to work' bill

Legislation from Jefferson City attacks Pres. Obama's contraception mandate.

A Missouri House committee is taking up legislation that would bar union membership or dues as a condition of employment.

The House Workforce Development Committee scheduled a public hearing Wednesday on the bill, which supporters call "right to work."

Approval by the Legislature would put the proposed new law to a statewide vote this November.
Supporters argue the legislation would allow Missouri to be more competitive in the job market. Opponents say it would weaken unions and hinder collective bargaining.