Actor John Goodman joins fight to defeat Prop A


With television advertising, yard signs and door-to-door canvassing ramping up ahead of Aug. 7 election on Prop A, the fight to defeat “right-to-work” and protect workers’ pay has picked up some star power.

Actor John Goodman is featured in a 30-second radio ad explaining how Prop A will hurt the middle class.

“The bill will not give you the ‘right-to-work,’” Goodman says. “It’s being sold as a way to help Missouri workers, but look a little deeper and you’ll see it’s all about corporate greed.”

RTW requires unions to represent non-members for free, draining their finances and weakening their bargaining power. Working families in RTW states earn an average of $8,740 less per year.


A graduate of Affton High School and Missouri State University, Goodman is best known for playing Dan Conner on TV’s “Roseanne,” and for his supporting roles in several Coen Brothers movies.

He is a member of the Los Angeles-based Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), which paid for the ad.

Following the Missouri Legislature’s passage of so-called “right-to-work” (RTW) legislation last year, We Are Missouri, a coalition of workers groups, collected 310,567 signatures to place the issue on the ballot as Prop A for voters to decide.

Vote NO on Prop A to defeat RTW.



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