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Recent polls again show Missourians overwhelmingly against RTW

March 20, 2017 by admin in Labor News From Our Region with 0 Comments

 

By ED FINKELSTEIN

Publisher

MEMO to Governor Greitens: The people of Missouri are not as dumb as you believe they are.

With the governor signing the phony “right-to-work (for less) law without even talking in advance to Missouri’s top Labor leadership in order to get the “other side” of the story, –instead taking the word of his campaign funders as gospel – three recent polls again show that a majority of Missourians are against the misleading, anti-worker law.

This is in advance of any educational campaign to help voters understand what the law really is, and means for workers. That campaign will get under way shortly as part of an effort to gather more than 140,000 to 160,000 signatures needed for a Citizens Referendum to place “right-to-work” on the ballot. If enough signatures can be gathered by Aug. 28, the implementation of the “right-to-work” law will be put on hold until Missouri voters can decide the issue in 2018.

POLL RESULTS

  • Poll 1 – Remington Research Group, founded by GOP strategist Jeff Roe, released a poll showing RTW support at a mere 39 percent.
  • Poll 2 – KMOV, Channel 4 in St. Louis, conducted a Facebook Live Survey that had 13,741 voting “no” and 1,805 voting yes – 87 percent opposed. The station let the survey run through the weekend through Feb. 12 with a total of 52,355 people participating, 54 percent – 28,438 – were opposed.
  • Poll 3 – KSDK, Channel 5, did a similar online poll and 83 percent said no, with only 15 percent voting yes.

Are you listening governor?

SIGNATURE GATHERERS NEEDED

If you are interested in protecting your paycheck, health care and pension, whether or not you’re a union member, please volunteer to help gather signatures. Here are two options to volunteer:

Option 1: send your name, address, cell phone #and email address to:

Text: 738-674, in message box type “nortw.”

Email: nortw@ufcw655.org

Mail: NO RTW, 300 Weidman Rd., Ballwin, MO 63011.

Option 2: go to the Missouri AFL-CIO’s online signup page at moaflcio.org/count-me-in/.

Urge your family and friends to sign-up as well. We need to cover six of the eight Missouri Congressional Districts across the state. That will require a lot of volunteers.

Sign up now.

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