Earlier this year, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed so-called ‘Right-to-Work’ legislation. But this law has nothing to do with having a ‘right’ to work, and all they do is guarantee that Missourians will work for less.
Missouri citizens don’t have to just accept this bill. With enough signatures on a petition, this law won’t take effect until Missourians are given a chance to vote on it in 2018. Right now, thousands of hard-working men and women just like you are collecting signatures around the state.
UFCW Local 655 is proudly involved in this critical fight, and we are asking all of our members to contribute a little bit of their time and energy to help meet our goal and let the people of Missouri vote on Work-for-Less.
This page will provide information about how to get involved, and will continue to be updated with more information as the fight continues.
DON’T MISS THE STATEWIDE DAY OF ACTION ON JULY 15! LEARN MORE HERE!
Regardless of where you live in Missouri, please contact Lori Giannini at 314-780-2770 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to help.
Here are just a few events in the coming month that we will need volunteers! Please contact Lori Giannini if you’d like to contribute some of your time.
Contact Lori at 314-780-2770 or email her at email@example.com
June 10 is a chance for ANY Missourian who has not yet signed a petition to find a location near them. You can find the time and location for all signups around the state by clicking here. If you’d like to volunteer to help gather signatures on this day, contact LORI.
6/17/17 Pride St. Charles – Frontier Park, 650 S. Riverside Dr., St. Charles, MO 63301
Shifts: 10:30-1:30 / 1:30 – 4:30 / 4:30 – 7:30
6/17/17 Annual Vintage Flea Market & Vendor Family Day – Desoto Community Center 400 Boyd St., Desoto, MO 63020
Shifts: 10:00-1:30 / 1:30 – 3:00 / or full shift – 10:00 – 3:00
6/20/17 Food Trucks St. Charles – 500 S. Riverside Dr., St. Charles, MO 63301
6/23/17 Firecracker Festival – Festus
Shifts: 4:00 – 7:00 pm / 7:00 – 10:00 pm
6/24/17 Shifts: 8:00 – 12:00 pm / 12:00 – 4:00 pm / 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Get the facts so you can talk to your co-workers, family, friends, and neighbors about how Work-for-Less laws will hurt Missouri families.
- Dubbed ‘Right-to-Work’ by supporters, Work-for-Less has nothing to do with “rights.” All Missourians have a “right” to work, and Work-for-Less laws do nothing to make it easier to find a job.
- Work-for-Less laws make it illegal for hard-working men and women to negotiate the contracts they want with their employers.
- For roughly $0.90 cents per day, Local 655 negotiates higher wages, high-quality health insurance, pension benefits, and much more on behalf of more than 10,000 partners. Work-for-Less laws require Local 655 to continue to negotiate better lives for their partners as well as defend them on the job, but doesn’t allow them to collect that $0.90 cents.
- Work-for-Less is being supported by out-of-state interests and local billionaires who want to pay their employees less money and keep more for themselves
- Not a single business has publicly stated that a Work-for-Less law would make them want to relocate here. It doesn’t grow jobs, it grows CEO salaries.
- Work-for-Less laws have no impact on lowering unemployment
- Missouri created more jobs in 2016 than every single Work-for-Less neighbor state.
- When unions are unable to negotiate better wages and benefits, it lowers the standard of living for non-union families as well. Work-for-Less will lower the quality of life for ALL Missourians.