This edited expert is what is happening in multiple states, not just Missouri. We, as a nation, need to stand together and fight for what is the right while battling globalized companies.
‘In Missouri, the pre-filing of bills started today in [Missouris]’s capitol. And once again, workers are under attack. Today, two so-called ‘right-to-work’ bills were filed by both [Missouri] Representatives White and Burlison (HB1407 and HB1462). ‘Right-to-work’ states have lower wages on average, higher poverty rates, higher infant mortality rates, invest less in education, and have higher workplace fatalities. Today, Representative White also filed a bill that would cut [Missouri]’s prevailing wage law (HB1406). Studies have shown that workers who are paid the prevailing wage are more productive, and higher productivity can lower construction costs without lowering wages. Prevailing wage laws benefit blue-collar workers and their communities by:
-Lowering the rate of injuries
-Promoting health care coverage
-Minimizing disruption to local labor markets
-Ensuring that minority and female workers receive prevailing wages
-Encouraging their participation in apprenticeship programs
These attacks on workers are simply wrong. Missouri needs to invest their time and energy creating quality jobs for all Missourians.
-President Mike Louis
Indiana is faced with this currently. The way our current state government is heading is straight toward what we, as blue collared individuals, do not want. How can we stop our state and nation from continuing this path? VOTE!! Indiana was the worst turn out for registered voters in the NATION!
If every union member from all unions in Indiana would have voted in our state, the election would have been drastically different in 2014. If other states were the same way, quite possibly our nation. If you really want change, if you really want what you believe in, VOTE! Vote for someone who YOU want to represent your town, county, school, state, or nation because it matters from the ground up. Don’t let your family or friends sway your beliefs due to arguments, because Thomas Jefferson himself said, “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.”
If you truly believe, vote for it.