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A diverse coalition of citizens and organizations are ramping up signature gathering efforts for the Clean Missouri initiative petition with a series of signature gathering trainings and canvasses this Saturday, May 20 in Springfield, Kansas City, and St. Louis.
Details for the regional events are as follows:
Springfield Signature Gathering Training and Canvass
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S National Ave, Springfield
St. Louis Signature Gathering Training and Canvass
Location: St. Paul AME, 1260 Hamilton Ave, St. Louis
Kansas City Signature Gathering Training and Canvass
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: SEIU Local 1, 4526 Paseo, Kansas City
"When we get big money out of state politics, candidates work to win our votes, debate the issues, and represent us — their constituents," said Rev. Starsky D. Wilson of St. Louis, President & CEO of the Deaconess Foundation and Pastor of Saint John’s Church. "Too often, the only people running for political offices are the rich, the well connected, or people who cave to special interests. It doesn't have to be this way. The Clean Missouri amendment will level the playing field for the citizens who want to run for office because they understand the struggles of working families — and are tired of politicians ignoring them."
"This measure will bring more transparency and fairness to Missouri government," David Kimball, Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
"We need a state government that is open, accountable, and not beholden to special interests," said Bob Johnson, a Republican from Lee's Summit who previously served in the General Assembly. "This amendment is a chance to take power away from special interests, and to increase integrity, transparency and accountability in government. I'm excited to be supporting the effort."
The Secretary of State certified the Clean Missouri initiative for circulation in January 2017, and it will appear on the November 2018 ballot if enough valid signatures are submitted by May 2018. Once enacted, it will:
lower campaign contribution limits for state legislative candidates
eliminate almost all lobbyist gifts in the General Assembly
require that House and Senate members wait two years before becoming lobbyists
require that legislative records be open to the public
ensure that that neither political party is given an unfair advantage when new maps are drawn after the next census, by asking a nonpartisan expert to draw fair legislative district maps, which would then be reviewed by a citizen commission
For more information, please visit www.CleanMissouri.org.
Paid for by Clean Missouri
Kayla Gibson, Treasurer
PO Box 1144 | Rocky Mount, MO 65072 | (816) 379-6588
This is a glaring example of why we absolutely must limit campaign contributions from out-of-touch billionaires and end the limitless stream of dark money in politics. The organizations that are signatory to this letter are the very institutions that are supplying the dark money.
Politicians who vote to reduce workers’ wages, who vote to hurt the elderly, who vote to make the workplace less safe, and who vote to cut people off of unemployment and healthcare would never be elected if it weren’t for all the anti-worker money flowing into their campaign coffers. This truly is an abhorrent situation.
The Missouri Secretary of State approved the "Right to Work" citizens veto for signature gathering. We are in the process of aquiring the petition and setting up signature gathering trainings and events. Stay tuned for additional information as it becomes available.
If you have questions or have not signed the list to participate in signature gathering, please call the hall and we will add your name to the list to get involved.
Davis Bacon is a law that was created by two Republicans just after the Great Depression. They were from Senator James Davis, Republican from Pennsylvania, and Representative Robert Bacon, Republican from New York
The House and Senate would pass bills to build roads, bridges, schools, etc.. The point was to put their constituents to work so that when election time came back they would get re-elected.
When the construction projects started, what ended up happening is coyote contractors from notoriously low-wage states, like Mississippi or Arkansas, were winning all the bids on projects because their workers were willing to work for nearly nothing. Those contractors were securing the bids on the backs of the workers. The Senator and Representative, fearing losing re-election, came up with Davis Bacon so that local contractors could remain competitive, and so that local workers were able to have a job and pay into the tax base.
What Davis Bacon says is that you can win bids based on overhead, based on mark-up, based on efficiency and skill, but what you cannot win bids based on is how low you can pay your workers.
Davis Bacon only applies to federally funded projects. Prevailing Wage is Missouri's version of Davis Bacon. It applies to state funded projects and is important to both union and non-union workers. Without Prevailing Wage laws you would be working for minimum wage. That's $7.70. How do I know that? I know because there are a lot of folks in Arkansas and Oklahoma that are willing to work for that amount. Believe me, if Prevailing Wage goes away you should go look at the job sites around the state. What you will see are out of state license plates.
What exactly does that mean? Well first, you won't be working unless you are willing to work for minimum wage and no benefits. For if you are not, someone else will be. Secondly, the workers coming from out of state will come to Missouri, take our jobs, then take their earnings back to their respective home state to spend.
These are all taxpayer funded projects. Nobody likes taxes, but we are already going to be paying them. There is no way around that. So if we are already going to be paying taxes then those taxes should damn sure be working for us... not Oklahoma or Arkansas. Those taxes should be putting Missourians to work and rebuilding our schools, our hospitals, our roads and our bridges. By eliminating Prevailing Wage we will be cutting our own throat and diminishing our own services. Eliminating Prevailing Wage will make us a 3rd rate state.
Prevailing Wage doesn't say you have to be union or non-union to win the bid. All is it says is, no matter union or non-union, that you can't screw over the workers.
One last note, you can look at comparable projects in states with a Prevailing Wage versus states without. The projects cost the same. There is no savings to the taxpayers in states without Prevailing Wage laws. What you will see is that the profit margin for the OWNERS skyrocket at the workers' expense.
I hope this helps to clear up what Prevailing Wage is any why it is so very important to the State of Missouri and the livelihoods of construction workers.
P.S. – We mean no ill-will to the fine folks of Arkansas or Oklahoma. Those states just have a different standard of living. We believe that the standard of living in Missouri is superior and would like to maintain that.
Take a moment to call you State Senator (again if necessary) and let them know that our state, our workers, and our tax base need Prevailing Wage. You can reach your State Senator by calling 1-855-626-6011.
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We will keep you all posted as things progress. We will also let you know when we have the petitions and are able to begin gathering signatures. We will need hundreds of thousands of Missourians to sign the petition, so we will be asking for your help. This is a battle we can win if we want it bad enough. It is the 11th hour. If we don’t get out and work to overturn this law now it will never happen. We have a strategy in place to get this law overturned, but a big piece of that strategy is an army of 3,000 fired up union members! Call the hall to find out more about the signature gathering process and to volunteer to help!
Office of Governor Eric Greitens
P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-3222
201 W Capitol Ave, Room 216
Jefferson City, Mo 65101
We have the new backs for your 2017-2018 union cards so come in or mail them in at your convenience.
THE NEW 2017 UNION CARD HAS A NEW LOOK AND STYLE TO IT THIS YEAR. IT WILL BE A TWO YEAR CARD FOR 2017 AND 2018. DUE TO THE FORMAT IN WHICH THEY CAME WE WERE UNABLE TO STAMP THEM WITHOUT DAMAGING THE LETTER THAT THE NEW CARDS COME WITH. THEREFORE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MAIL THEM IN OR COME BY THE HALL TO GET THEM STAMPED. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
|REGULAR MEMBERS||$32.00 PER MONTH|
|PLANT WORKERS||$25.50 PER MONTH|
|QUARRY WORKERS||$28.50 PER MONTH|
|RETIREE MEMBERS||$12.00 PER MONTH|
|SEASONAL / LANDSCAPE||$21.00 PER MONTH|
$52.00 PER MONTH (25.00 INITIATION + 27.00 DUES)
(FOR FIRST 14 MONTHS THEN GOES TO $32.00 PER MONTH)
ALL MEMBER ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE DUES INCENTIVE GIFT CARD OF $32.00 IF THE
2017 DUES ARE PAID IN FULL PRIOR TO THE LAST DAY OF FEBRUARY 2017
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE UNION HALL
Washington, D.C. (December 2, 2015) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – theLaborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today on Secretary Clinton’s infrastructure proposal announcement:
We applaud Secretary Clinton’s focus on significant new investment in our nation’s criticalinfrastructure and for making it front and center in the Presidential campaign. As she pointsout, investing in our nation’s roads, bridges, transit and other fundamentals is a key toeconomic growth, public safety, creating good jobs and rebuilding the middle class.
Her plan is realistic and thoughtful and is a solid down-payment on the country’s needs,which, due to years of neglect is now estimated to total trillions of dollars, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.
With her proposal and leadership, Secretary Clinton has shown that she has the politicalwill to address the dire state of America’s infrastructure. The hard-working, skilled menand women of LIUNA stand ready, willing and able to get to work rebuilding thetransportation systems and other critical infrastructure we all rely on every day.
The Training Centers’ new website is now LIVE!! Please share this with your membership that they can get course applications off the website and also see the Fall 2015/ Winter 2016 schedule.
Now members can get their applications on the training school website and then email to the local via the website. Also, apprentices can fill out their work reports off the website and direct email to apprentice@ email.
Pre-filing of bills started today in our state’s capitol. And once again, workers are under attack. Today, two so-called ‘right-to-work’ bills were filed by both Representative White and Representative Burlison (HB1407 and HB1462). ‘Right-to-work’ states have lower wages on average, higher poverty rates, higher infant mortality rates, invest less in education, and have higher workplace fatalities. Today, Representative White also filed a bill that would cut our state’s prevailing wage law (HB1406). Studies have shown that workers who are paid theprevailing wage are more productive, and higher productivity can lower construction costs without lowering wages. Prevailing wage laws benefit blue-collar workers and their communities by:
1. Encouraging training
2. Lowering the rate of injuries
3. Promoting health care coverage
4. Minimizing disruption to local labor markets
5. Ensuring that minority and female workers receive prevailing wages
6. Encouraging their participation in apprenticeship programs
These attacks on workers are simply wrong. Missouri needs to invest our time and energy creating quality jobs for all Missourians.
-President Mike Louis
Local 110 is an affiliate of LIUNA—the Laborers’ International Union of North America—the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees.
Laborers' Local 110 is made up of 3,154 members: 2439 of those being active members and 715 retirees.
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Laborers’ are known for our commit- ment to excellence. Our skilled craft workers have built the roads, pipelines and infrastructure that keep America moving. Now, we have the opportunity to ...
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Attached is the 2016 Free, Low-Cost, or Sliding Scale Clinics for the St Louis Metro Area provided by our friends at the National Kidney Foundation (STL). I hope you will find this information useful. If you have questions, updates, or additions to the list, please contact Suzanne McComb at:
Suzanne McComb RD, LD -Program Manager - National Kidney Foundation
1001 Craig Rd. Suite 480, St. Louis, MO 63146
In light of all of the recent developments with Right-to-Work in Missouri, we are looking to the November 2018 ballot to remedy this situation. We will be collecting signatures once the petitions are vetted. We will keep all members updated as to when these will be available. If you have additional questions feel free to call the hall and ask.
Once you are off of probation and parole you are eligible to vote in Missouri as long as you were not convicted of an election-related offense, such as voter fraud. Questions? Call the hall and ask.
In order to cast your vote to overturn Right-to-Work you must be registered to vote. If you have moved since the last time you registered to vote you must re-register.
Register online here: https://s1.sos.mo.gov/votemissouri/request
Local 110 laborers working on the Murdock Bridge at Laclede Station Road.
The Metro- politan Area is made up of 1000+ Union affiliated Contractors. Please check the list of union affiliated contracts with information including addresses and phone numbers.
The Laborers AGC Training Center offers over 60 separate courses of instruction from 3-5 days in length. Classes cover General Construction Skills, Advancement Skills, Specialty Skills, Environmental Skills, and Health & Safety Classes.
The Right to Work Education Committee meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Union Hall. Before the Lu110 normal monthly meeting.
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