Action Alert – Prevailing Wage

Tri-County Member,

Many of you have already contacted your Missouri state representative, but NOW we need you to TAKE ACTION TODAY to contact your SENATOR and tell them to protect Prevailing Wage laws.

They’ve already come after workers with so-called “Right to Work” and we need to make sure they know how important Prevailing Wage is for keeping local jobs local, workplaces safe, and ensuring quality workmanship.

Weakening or repealing Missouri’s Prevailing Wage laws is simply unacceptable.  We must act NOW.  Here’s how you can help:

  1. It’s time to CALL YOUR SENATOR NOW:

    • Call them using 1-800-208-3499 and tell them to oppose any attempts to repeal or weaken Prevailing Wage!

Here are some tips:

  • Make sure you introduce yourself and let them know you are a constituent in their district.

  • Make sure you are brief, polite, and respectful.

  • Share your personal story and facts about Prevailing Wage that resonate with you. Ask that they stand with you and other working families in Missouri by opposing any effort to weaken or repeal Prevailing Wage.

  • Key facts about Prevailing Wage that you can share:

    • LOCAL JOBS – Prevailing wage ensures that firms that bring in lower-cost, out-of-state labor do not outbid private companies that use state labor, keeping jobs local.

    • SAFER SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS – Prevailing Wage laws ensure our schools and roads are built safely, by qualified and skilled workers, not by out-of-state companies or undocumented workers.

    • LESS GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE – Prevailing Wage allows employees to receive more comprehensive benefit packages and reduces reliance on the public sector for health insurance, retirement benefits, and other forms of public assistance.

    • KEEPS MISSOURI’S ECONOMY STRONG – Cutting constructions workers’ pay and allowing out-of-state companies to build in Missouri will have a direct effect on tax revenues throughout the state, hurting the economy.

    • QUALITY WORK, UNDER BUDGET – When you look at Prevailing Wage states, workers finish projects more quickly, more safely, and under budget.

  • Make sure you end your call or email by asking them again to oppose any legislation that would weaken or repeal Prevailing Wage laws in Missouri.

  • Thank them for their time.  

Thank you for taking action to protect Missouri workers and families. Please forward to friends and family and ask them to take action too!

In solidarity,

Protect MO Families