Brothers & Sisters
If you couldn’t make the training class last Monday at Tri-County there are two more coming up in St. Louis. Please try and make one of them.
As we found out through our pilot program Tuesday, trainings are an intricate part of making our efforts a successful piece of the puzzle to beating back right to work in Missouri. So many situations in the field were handled expertly by our volunteers because of the training program that could have otherwise gone awry.
Therefore, petitions should only be handled and circulated by someone who has completed the training. I hope that everyone understands that we have to stick to this rule as any mistakes that we may make could be an unintended but crucial blow to defeating right to work.
For those of you wanting to join the effort please join us at one of our upcoming trainings. Additionally Our training program is a train the trainer. Activists will be able to go back to their local unions and train their own members to collect signatures and help by serving as a point person for their local for collected signature pages.
BELOW IS THE CURRENT TRAINING SCHEDULE
April, 8th, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Hosted by the Teamsters and the Springfield Labor Council
1850 E Division
Springfield MO 65803
April 11th, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Hosted by the Southeast Missouri Central Labor Council
773 Enterprise Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
April 13th, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Hosted by IBEW Local 1
5850 Elizabeth Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
April 17th, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Hosted by the Northwest Missouri Labor Council
1222 So. 10th St
Saint Joseph, MO 64503
April 18th, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Hosted by the Saint Louis Central Labor Council
St. Louis Central Labor Council @ IBEW 1
5850 Elizabeth Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
April 19th, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Hosted by the Jefferson City Labor Council
Jefferson City Labor Temple
209 Flora Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101
St. Charles has been chosen for as a pilot area for volunteer petition circulation on the April 4th Election Day. IN ORDER TO VOLUNTEER ON TUESDAY TO COLLECT SIGNATURES YOU MUST ATTEND THE TRAINING AT TRI-COUNTY LABOR CLUB on MODAY, APRIL 3th at 4:30pm.
In St. Charles County, there are approximately 113 polling locations. We will look to schedule volunteers for 3 shifts:
1st Shift 7:00am-11:30am
2nd Shift 11:30am-3:00pm
3rd Shift 3:00pm-7:00pm
In order to collect signatures, you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Not have been previously found guilty of, convicted of or pled guilty to any offense involving forgery.
- Attend a training regarding collecting signatures
If you are interested in assisting, we will be conducting a petition gathering training this Monday, April 3rd at 4:30 pm at the Tri-County Labor Club Hall. You will also be able to sign up for your shift and polling location at this time. You must attend the training to volunteer Tuesday.
REMEMBER, IN ORDER TO VOLUNTEER ON TUESDAY TO COLLECT SIGNATURES YOU MUST ATTEND THE TRAINING AT TRI-COUNTY LABOR CLUB on MONDAY, APRIL 4th at 4:30pm.
Tri-County Labor Club
10 Droste Square,
St Charles, MO 63301
Petition Gatherer Training: Monday, April 4th at 4:30pm
We will be serving hotdogs and refreshments starting at 3:30 so come straight from work. You don’t have to be a Tri-County member to attend; spouses and friends are welcome. We need a lot of help for this signature drive, this could be are only chance to get rid of the phony RTW law.
Tri – County Labor Club’s April meeting will be changed to Tuesday, March 28th because of the April election. E-Board will be at 6:00pm and the General meeting is at 6:30pm. Also E-Board Members, if you forgot to bring a attendance prize to the last meeting for our Irish Mouse Races please bring it then. We are also asking all members to bring a couple of scratch off tickets to the meeting for our raffle tree at the mouse races.
Tri-County Labor Clubs April meeting will be changed to Tuesday, March 28th, because of the April election, E-Board will be at 6:00pm and the General meeting at 6:30pm. Also E-Board Members if you forgot to bring a attendance prize to the last meeting for our Irish Mouse Races please bring it then. We are also asking all members to bring a couple of scratch off tickets to the meeting for our raffle tree at the mouse races.
The Tri-County Labor Club Labor to Labor GOTV Canvass will be March 25 @ 9 am we will meet In the parking lot of Shop N Save 3740 Monticello Plaza Dr. O’Fallon, MO 63304; we need a lot of help for this. If you didn’t do anything for the November election and didn’t like the results now is the time to start making a change. We need to get labor candidates on these school boards, councilman, mayors and fire boards.
The Tri-County Labor Club Labor to Labor GOTV Canvass will be March 25 @ 9 am or the 26th if the weather is inclement.
Location: In the parking lot of Shop N Save 3740 Monticello Plaza Dr. O’Fallon, MO 63304
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:
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!
Protect MO Families
Tri-county Members –
The House could bring Right to Work to the floor any day now. It’s already passed the Senate. They want to get it done fast, so they can ignore our objections.
We know the out of state corporate interests that lobbied for this bill also bought and paid for Governor Greitens’ support. He’ll sign it as soon as it gets to his desk, without considering the salaries it will lower, or the families it will hurt.
We can’t let it get to that point.
Together, we can make sure that our voices, Missouri voices, are heard. Together, we can stop Right to Work.
Secretary Treausurer, Missouri AFL-CIO
Tri County members,
There will be a hearing on Right to Work bills in the Missouri House that is currently set as follows:
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Time: 2:00pm House Basement Hearing Room 3
The following bill are scheduled and all are Right to Work bills, HBs 42, 91, 131, 256 and 314
There will also be a hearing in the Senate on Wednesday at 12noon on yet another Right to Work bill in that Chamber.
As soon as we have the information I will forward it to all.
I strongly encourage everyone to treat these attacks as an all hands on deck situation.
We must show our solidarity!