I’ve got some bad news. Extreme politicians in Jefferson City are moving quickly on a bill—called paycheck deception—to silence the voices of nurses, teachers and other working people in our state.
Despite what those extremists will tell you, this bill is simply a political attack being pushed by out-of-state millionaires and billionaires. It would make it harder for nurses, teachers and other working people who make our communities strong to bargain for better equipment, safer workplaces and fair pay.
The House already passed this dangerous legislation with just enough votes to override a veto from Gov. Jay Nixon (D), and the Senate is expected to vote on it today. But it’s not over yet. We still can defeat this bill, but we need to shore up support from your senator.
Despite a huge push from out-of-state billionaires and their out-of-touch politician pals in Jefferson City, we were able to stop paycheck deception last year. But they’re back with a vengeance this year and lobbying harder than ever.
They know that if they get this bill passed, they can grab more power away from working people in Missouri by limiting our ability to advance legislation that would create good jobs and raise wages for Missourians.
Even though extreme lawmakers were able to get the bill passed last week in the House, we still have a shot to stop it—but only if we call now to tell our senators to oppose it.
President, Missouri AFL-CIO