Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis has filed several versions of an initiative petition with the secretary of state’s office that would ask voters to amend the constitution to ensure union negotiating rights.
The proposed constitutional amendment targeted for the 2018 ballot would reverse that by granting employers and employees the right to negotiate contracts requiring all employees to pay fees covering the costs of union representation.
It is my belief that the people of Missouri voted for the incoming administration of this State in hopes of creating jobs with good pay, good benefits and safe working conditions. All of these items are discussed and negotiated between employers and employees and then voted on by the employees through their chosen representative.
We do not need the puppets of David Humphries or any other corporate billionaire to pass laws to interfere with a process that has long made Missouri a great place to have a business and a great place to work.
That interference is exactly the intent of those bought and paid for by Humphries and big corporations and it is the intent of the Missouri AFL-CIO to do our damndest to work hard to insure that these outsiders do not interfere with the rights of employers and employees to work together for a stronger Missouri. It’s time for Missouri workers to say once and for all that we will not allow these outsiders to reduce wages, benefits and jeopardize safety on the job to insure that the fat cats get richer while Missouri working families get paid less.