Photo Gallery: Mass turnout for RTW repeal rally, signature turn-in at State Capitol

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WORKERS HOLDING SIGNS reading “Stop the War on Workers” gathered outside the Missouri Secretary of State’s office in Jefferson City Aug. 18 as organizers with We Are Missouri turned in 163 boxes of petitions signed by 310,567 registered voters to repeal so-called “right-to-work” by placing it on the November 2018 ballot for voters to decide.

About 5,000 union members and working Missourians turned out in mass for a “right-to-work” repeal rally at the State Capitol Aug. 18 that concluded with workers turning in 163 boxes of petitions signed by 310,567 registered voters demanding a chance to vote on the so-called “right-to-work (for less)” bill passed by the Missouri Legislature and signed by Gov. Eric Greitens.

Workers and union members marched from the Capitol to the Secretary of State’s office to turn in the petitions. The signatures must now be verified by local election authorities. Pending verification, a statewide vote on the anti-union, anti-worker law will be held in November 2018.

Here are some of the moving images from the rally and march. All photos by the Labor Tribune unless otherwise noted.

 

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