Union members need to educate themselves, reach out to their senators and representatives and talk to their family friends and neighbors about what anti-union anti-worker measures being continually pushed in the Missouri legislature will do to unions and every working person in Missouri, Gary Elliott, business manger for the Eastern Missouri Laborers District Council and president of Laborers Local 110 said.
Even though right-to-work (for less) failed in the Missouri Legislature this session, the anti-union, anti-worker stalwart is expected to return next year, likely as a referendum to be decided by voters.
“All workers, whether they are represented by a union or not, need to stand together against these anti-union, anti-worker initiatives,” Elliott said. “They may have the money, but we have each other. We have to be better informed and we have to outnumber them.”
The Laborers have been working hard to jump start the conversation on right-to-work (for less), prevailing wage and paycheck deception with a traveling presentation, which they have presented in an open meeting at the Local 110 union hall in March and at the St. Louis Labor Council in April.
The Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) is sharing the presentation with anyone who wants to be better informed. To have LECET make a presentation at your union hall, call Pat Pryor, director of LECET at 314-291-0373.