Tag: Right to work

Machinists Punch Back Against ‘Right to Work’ in Wisconsin

A recent ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit of Appeals allows the Machinists Union to continue to deduct “fair share” fees from non-member employees at Maysteel Industries in Wisconsin, despite the state’s right-to-work law. IAM Local 2053 (District 10) ratified a new contract at Maysteel on February 28, 2015, before the state’s right-to-work law, known […]

So-Called ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws Hurt Wages, Study Confirms

A Georgia Tech study has found that so-called “right-to-work” laws lead to a decrease in worker wages, confirming what labor unions have known for decades. A study published in the Journal of Financial Economics examined more than 19,000 collective bargaining agreements in the United States between 1988 and 2016 and asserts that it is the “first paper […]

Democrats, unions declare victory as vote tallies show ‘right to work’ losing by wide margins

By Kurt Erickson and Jack Suntrup St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS • Fueled by more than $15 million in campaign spending and laser-sharp attention from national labor unions, voters solidly rejected an attempt to make Missouri a “right to work” state. With 95 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, unofficial results showed the ballot question asking whether […]

No Court Can Stop Our Movement

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against working people in Janus v. AFSCME, forcing so-called Right-to-Work laws on public sector workers across the country. The decision has been painted as a crushing blow to unions—and yes, it will further the power of corporate elites. But the Machinists Union, and the rest of the labor movement, […]

‘Right to work’ vote moved to August primary election

  JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri voters will decide whether to make Missouri a “right-to-work” state in the August primary election, rather than in November. In one of two anti-union measures approved Thursday, the Republican-controlled House voted 96-47 to move the date of the vote to the lower-turnout election, arguing that the issue needs to be […]

Union members rally at Missouri Capitol against right-to-work

A few thousand union members from across Missouri rallied at the Statehouse in Jefferson City on a cloudy Wednesday afternoon, against a right-to-work referendum and for worker safety. Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, reminded the audience that 60 percent of Missourians rejected a right-to-work ballot measure in 1978. “We told them (right-to-work backers) […]

Machinists Union Pledges $1 Million to Fight Right to Work in Missouri

The IAM pledged $1 million to support “Vote No on Prop A” – a multi-million dollar effort to repeal Right to Work in the state of Missouri. The Machinists presented Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis, third from left, with a check for $250,000 back in February. IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber, […]

New tactic for Right to Work advocates in Missouri referendum: Sabotage

  In the Missouri House and Senate earlier this week, Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) announced her plans to create legislation that would reschedule the state’s upcoming referendum vote. If the bill were to pass, Gov. Eric Greitens’ Right to Work bill would have its fate decided by voters, not during November’s midterms, but rather during […]

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