If you voted “No” on Proposition A in August you vote for Renee Hoagenson (D) in the 4th Congressional District in November.
Finish the job. Otherwise, you’ll be facing “right to get paid less” again in the near future.
The results in August, defeating Proposition A, which would have imposed “Right to Work” in Missouri:
3228 of 3228 Precincts Reported
YES 453,283 32.534%
NO 939,973 67.466%
Total Votes: 1,393,256
And, of course, on the wrong side of Missouri voters:
Cosponsors: H.R.785 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 10/26/2017
Introduced in House (02/01/2017) National Right-to-Work Act
This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act to repeal those provisions that permit employers or labor organizations, pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement that is a union security agreement, to require employees to join a union as a condition of employment (including provisions permitting railroad carriers to require, pursuant to such an agreement, payroll deduction of union dues or fees as a condition of employment).
We received campaign mail from Renee Hoagenson (D) today:
A social media meme circulation for working people:
If you think the overwhelming defeat of Proposition A on the August 7th ballot ends “right to get paid less” in Missouri, you’re wrong. From the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on August 8, 2018:
Statement on Proposition A
Posted on August 8, 2018
The following statement is from Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Using a roughly $20 million war chest, union bosses have blocked Missourians from having the freedom to decide whether or not they join a union and pay dues. As our state became a national battleground over worker freedom, millions of union dollars poured into Missouri to persuade voters. These out-of-state groups sent money to Missouri because they were fearful of losing out if Missourians had the power to stop their paychecks from being siphoned to pad union coffers and play politics.
While supporters of Proposition A were vastly outspent, we still believe freedom to work is right for Missouri.
Most states have already passed worker freedom laws. In addition to empowering individual workers in regards to union membership, these laws are important for competitiveness and economic development. In the lead up to today’s vote, the Missouri Chamber used statistics from the Bureau of Economic Analysis to decisively show that freedom to work states are outperforming their non-freedom to work counterparts.
The numbers don’t lie. Missouri will continue to fall behind until we pass freedom to work into law.
Unfortunately, the unions used their massive cash advantage to drown out our positive economic message. They spread misinformation and lies, which misled many Missourians about what Proposition A would do for them and for our state’s economy.
This statement is not a concession. With the future of our state’s economy on the line, we cannot concede hope that Missouri will soon join most other states and pass freedom to work protections.
Missouri has taken positive steps to improve our economy in recent years. We have passed tax reform and worked to improve our state’s legal climate. We are making great strides toward making our workforce one of the most competitive in the world. Freedom to work remains an important and worthy goal that the Missouri Chamber will continue to pursue.
The use of “Freedom to work” is an interesting acknowledgement that “right to work” is now damaged branding.
“…union bosses have blocked Missourians…” Dudes, the voters decided, and your defeat at the ballot box was epic.
Whining about money in Missouri politics, eh? We look forward to the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry endorsing the Clean Missouri initiative on the November 2018 ballot.
C180291 05/31/2018 Missourians For Freedom To Work Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry PO Box 149 Jefferson City MO 65102 5/31/2018 $100,000.00
C180291 06/29/2018 Missourians For Freedom To Work Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry 428 East Capitol Avenue Jefferson City MO 65101 6/29/2018 $10,716.97
C180291 07/17/2018 Missourians For Freedom To Work Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry 428 East Capitol Jefferson City MO 65102 7/16/2018 $100,000.00
C180291 07/30/2018 Missourians For Freedom To Work Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry 428 East Capitol Avenue Jefferson City MO 65101 7/30/2018 $8,993.08
“…This statement is not a concession…” You heard them.
The enablers and funders of the anti-worker majority in the Missouri General Assembly will continue to prevail upon them to bring back “right to get paid less”. The only way to stop this is to vote out those State Representatives and State Senators who do their bidding.
Remember that in November. They’re planning on you forgetting.
State of Missouri – State of Missouri – Primary Election, August 07, 2018
as of 8/7/2018 11:51:34 PM
3080 of 3228 Precincts Reported
YES 432,103 32.655% NO 891,126 67.345%
Total Votes: 1,323,229
The thing is, working people had to spend over $15,000,000.00 for that victory. In November every working person needs to remember who in the General Assembly voted for this and vote for their opponent. Otherwise, it’ll be back.
At the Missouri Ethics Commission, the 8 Day Before Primary Election Report for a committee supporting the anti-union “right to get paid less” Proposition A on the August 7th ballot:
C180291: Missourians For Freedom To Work
Committee Type: Campaign
239 Rock Industrial Blvd Suite 108
Union Mo 63084
Established Date: 04/18/2018
Information Reported On: 2018 – 8 Day Before Primary Election-8/7/2018
Beginning Money on Hand $539,960.00
Monetary Receipts + $848,300.00
Monetary Expenditures – $1,193,618.27
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $1,264.36
Ending Money On Hand $193,377.37
Missourians For Freedom To Work – Contributions – 8 Day Before Primary Election Report-8/7/2018 – data from the Missouri Ethics Commission
MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED – SUPPLEMENTAL
7/30/2018 Missourians For Freedom To Work
American Democracy Alliance Ridgely PAC 1100 Main St Suite 2700 Kansas City MO 64105 7/2/2018 $100,000.00
Gordon Kinne 1650 E Battlefield St Suite 300 Springfield MO 65804 MedPay — President 7/5/2018 $1,000.00
Howard Wood 203 N E Main St Bonne Terre MO 63628 Cequel III — Executive 7/9/2018 $2,000.00
Rudolph Farber 100 North Wood St Neosho MO 64850 Community Bank & Trust — Chairman 7/11/2018 $25,000.00
Associated Builders & Contractors 4035 Denton Road Kansas City MO 64133 7/12/2018 $25,000.00
The National Right to Work Committee 8001 Braddock Rd Ste 500 Springfield VA 22151 7/13/2018 $200,000.00
Penmac Staffing Services Inc 447 South Ave Springfield MO 65806 7/14/2018 $1,000.00
Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry 428 East Capitol Avenue Jefferson City MO 65101 7/16/2018 $100,000.00
The National Right to Work Committee 8001 Braddock Rd Ste 500 Springfield VA 22151 7/18/2018 $300,000.00
Henson Electric Inc. 2525 Branch Ln Wentzville MO 63385 7/19/2018 $400.00
Independent Electrical Contractors STL 12704 Pennridge Dr Bridgeton MO 63044 7/19/2018 $300.00
Mid-America Electric Inc. 5950 Old State Rd Imperial MO 63052 7/19/2018 $500.00
Leo Vasquez 3808 Dunn Rd Hazelwood MO 63042 L Vasques & Sons — President/Owner 7/19/2018 $100.00
Evergreen Investments LLC PO Box 1600 Lebanon MO 65536 7/20/2018 $5,000.00
Faultless Healthcare 4244 Kansas Avenue Kansas City KS 66106 7/23/2018 $5,000.00
GJ Grewe Inc. 639 Gravois Bluffs Boulevard Suite D St Louis MO 63026 7/23/2018 $50,000.00
The National Right to Work Committee 8001 Braddock Rd Ste 500 Springfield VA 22151 7/23/2018 $33,000.00
Interesting group there, all concerned about “worker rights”.
That’s it. $848,300.00 from fifteen entities or individuals in the month of July.
Some of the expenditures:
MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES OVER $100 SUPPLEMENTAL FORM
7/30/2018 Missourians For Freedom To Work
Palm Strategic Group LLC PO Box 2114 Jefferson City MO 65102 7/9/2018 Advertising expenses $37,000.00
Thompson Communications Inc. PO Box 5 Marshfield MO 65706 7/10/2018 Advertising expenses $398,261.00
Victory Enterprises 5200 30th Street SW Davenport IA 52802 7/11/2018 Palm Cards & Consulting $43,025.17
Victory Enterprises 5200 30th Street SW Davenport IA 52802 7/17/2018 Field Work $200,000.00
Victory Enterprises 5200 30th Street SW Davenport IA 52802 7/20/2018 Data Acquisition & Field Work $308,350.00
Thompson Communications Inc. PO Box 5 Marshfield MO 65706 7/24/2018 Advertising expenses $150,000.00
American Viewpoint Inc. 1199 North Fairfax Street Suite 808 Alexandria VA 22314 7/24/2018 Survey $24,200.00
They already know the outcome. Though they did get manage to get working people to spend millions defending their rights and their jobs.
Jason Rosenbaum @jrosenbaum
Key thing I’m hearing at this event: Goal next Tuesday is not only to repeal right to work, but run up the percentage to provide a disincentive for the #moleg & @mikeparson to reinstate it next year: 4:59 PM – 1 Aug 2018 from IBEW Local 1
Michael Bersin @MBersin
Replying to @jrosenbaum
The goal for November should be to defeat every legislator who pushed for “right to get paid less” and made working people spend millions in August to defend their rights and quality jobs. Then there’ll be no need for additional disincentive. @WeAreMissouri 5:36 PM – 1 Aug 2018
Make them Pay.
Vote “No” on the anti-Union Proposition A in the Tuesday, August 7th primary.