Right To Prosper
U HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT 'RIGHT to WORK'
FEWER JOBS with HEALTHCARE
MORE WORKPLACE INJURIES
RIGHT TO WORK...WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU!!
THE RULO BRIDGE BETWEEN MISSOURI AND NEBRASKA
"RIGHT TO WORK STATE"
LABORERS' WAGE ($8.30 PER HOUR)
"NOT A RIGHT TO WORK STATE"
LABORER'S WAGE (31.56 PER HOUR)
NO WORKING RIGHTS (EMPLOYEES AT WILL)
"FOR RETIREMENT" -SOCIAL SECURITY
NO STRONG UNION REPRESENTATION
BENEFITS - HEALTH CARE, DENTAL, VISION, PENSION, AND LIFE INSURNCE
WORKERS RIGHTS AND REPRESENATION
OVERTIME AFTER 8 HOURS
PREMIUM SHIFT PAY
PAID WORKING THROUGH LUNCH
WHICH SIDE OF THE BRIDGE WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON???
Some Information You Should Know:
The following are talking points you can use when people ask you about Right-To-Work and why you and your fellow members of the Laborers' Union are opposed to it.
* Right-to-Work can lower the salaries of union construction workers on average across the state. If a worker earns a lower salary, his or her ability to buy more products, a new house, a car or whatever, is less. Is that what business wants, to lower people's spending power?
* Union workers receive good health care benefits. They don't rely on government sponsored health care programs and thus are not taking tax dollars for their own health needs. Can the same be said for workers who don't receive health care at their jobs? Many non-union companies don't provide health care.
* Do you think it is fair for employees to receive the benefits of union membership without belonging to the union? If the majority votes to belong to the union, shouldn't all be required to abide by the vote and belong to the union?
* Passing Right-to-Work in Missouri is not the magnet to attract businesses to locate in the state. An educated and skilled workforce, a balanced tx system, good schools, and a reliable transportation system; these are the factors companies look at in terms of locating their business here.
* According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010 comparison of workers' earnings, the average St. Louisan earns about two percent more salary than the national average. St. Louis is a good, strong union town. The average St. Louis construction worker makes about 113 percent of the national average for construction workers. Wonder why? Hint, your union has something to do with that.
* How safe is your job site? Laborers routinely take safety classes and are mandated by their agreements with contractors to have OSHA 10-hour safety training certification. Do all non-union construction contractors have the same requirements for their workers, on private jobs?
* Laborers are randomly drug tested. A positive test result, and the member is referred to a treatment program that he or she must complete before being allowed back at a work site. This is another step the Laborers have taken to help their own members and to provide a safer job site for all workers and the public.
How many non-union construction contractors provide the same level of care for their workers and the public?
This article in the February 23, 2011 St. Louis Post Dispatch is perfect!! http://www.stltoday.com/article_20d07588-1ca2-52d3-a51b-9f5e3ed48e0d.html
St. Louis Post Dispatch February 25, 2011 http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/article_2da40242-406d-11e0-9a07-00127992bc8b.html