Labor News From Our Region
Polling again shows Missourians against RTW
Legislators just won’t listen
Missouri legislators just don’t want to hear the truth: Missourians DO NOT want a right-to-work law here.
This was obvious with two polls conducted last week at opposite ends of the state by the local St. Louis and Kansas City Business Journals.
The polls were overwhelmingly AGAINST the law:
NO – 81%
Yes – 19%
NO – 75 %
Yes – 25 %
5 YEARS OF POLLING HISTORY
These polls confirm what the public has said in other polls around the state during the past five years:
- Dec. 2010 – Business Journal: NO-77%; yes-23%
- Jan. 2011 – Springfield News Leader Ozark poll: NO – 70%; yes – 30%
- Jan. 2012: Springfield News Leader: NO- 70.49%; yes-29.51% with 3,347 voting.
- Dec. 2012 – Southeast Missourian poll: NO- 72.7%; yes – 27.3%
- Jan. 2013 – Southeast Missourian: NO-73%; yes-27%
- Sept. 2013 – St. Louis Business Journal: NO-78%; yes – 22%
- Feb. 2013 – Missouri Times: NO-68%; yes-32%
- Jan. 2014 – Springfield News Leader: NO -88%; yes-10%
Missourians have spoken over and over again. Yet, the majority of the Republican-controlled legislature refuses to listen. Thankfully there are Republicans who vote for their constituents, not simply dogmatic ideology.
IMPACT ON ALL WORKERS
The law’s impact would be on ALL Missouri workers; in fact it would impact non-union workers more, since only 11 percent of Missouri’s workforce is unionized.
The results of the anti-worker law on workers is clear: less in their paycheck, less in terms of health care, pensions and other benefits. Less in state tax revenue. Less money for education. More in terms of profits for millionaires and Big Businesses.
RTW does only one thing well: it facilities a race to the bottom!