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Get to Jefferson City Friday, Aug. 18 to turn in RTW petitions!

August 14, 2017 by admin in Labor News From Our Region with 0 Comments

UNION MEMBERS AND WORKING MISSOURIANS have collected more than 300,000 signatures to repeal so-called “right-to-work” by placing it on the ballot for voters to decide. Join the turn-in rally Friday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Capitol rotunda in Jefferson City.

Union members and working Missourians will gather at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City on Friday, Aug. 18 to turn in more than 300,000 signatures on the Citizens’ Referendum petition to repeal so-called “right-to-work” by placing in on the ballot in 2018 for voters to decide.

Expect long lines. Many unions are sending buses. Plan to arrive at the Capitol at 9 a.m. to get through security, then meet in the Capitol Rotunda at 10 a.m. to hear speakers and show your support for the repeal effort.

“We’re going to deliver more than 300,000 signatures to them; that’s what you have done!” Mike Louis, president of the Missouri AFL-CIO told union members at a rally this week at IBEW Local 1 in St. Louis.

After a short program, union members and working Missourians will follow behind a truck traveling from the Capitol to the Secretary of State’s office to turn in the petitions.

This is an opportunity to celebrate the incredible job you’ve done collecting more than 150 percent of the signatures needed to place the issue on the ballot, as well as securing the five percent voter threshold in all eight of Missouri’s congressional districts. Only six were needed to get the measure on the ballot.

The Republican-led Missouri legislature passed “right-to-work” earlier this year and Gov. Eric Grietens signed it into law in February. It is set to take effect Aug. 28, but the referendum petitions will put that on hold until voters have a chance to decide the measure.

“We’re taking this state back because it belongs to the working people of Missouri, not Eric Greitens!” Louis said.


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