Say ‘No’ to RTW
As our readers are well aware, the Missouri House and Senate passed HB 116 (so-called right-to-work) at the end of the 2015 session. The governor has vowed to veto this deceptive, anti-union legislation, but he is under pressure from outside corporate forces and anti-worker voices in the Legislature. The governor needs to hear from you and veto this dangerous bill.
Union members have made thousands of calls and completed thousands of postcards and letters to their legislators, but it’s crunch time now, and we need to do everything we can to stop this destructive measure.
Mike Louis, president of the Missouri AFL-CIO, is urging union members, activists and leaders to write and call Governor Nixon and urge him to veto HB 116.
The letters should be as personal as possible, explaining who you are, where you live, what union you belong to, and what passage of HB 116/so-called right-to-work would mean to you and your family.
“Our opponents can’t generate the volume or quality of personalized communications that we can,” Louis said. “This is the power of Organized Labor. But to win this fight, every affiliate has to take part.”
The Missouri AFL-CIO will collect the letters and deliver them to them to the Governor’s Office.
There are several ways to have your letters collected and delivered:
- Call 573-634-2115 to have someone from the Missouri AFL-CIO come to your union hall to pick up the letters;
- Fax copies of the letters to 573-634-5618;
- Email scanned copies to email@example.com; or
- Mail the letters to Mike Louis, MO AFL-CIO, RE: Right to Work, 227 Jefferson St., Jefferson City, MO 65101