ELECTIONS HAVE THEIR CONSEQUENCES

Proof of the adage “elections have their consequences”, it is not enough that legislation has been introduced to pass RTW again, to take away access to justice and to toss out the Clean Missouri victories from the 2018 elections. The Missouri Republican party has further signaled their anti-labor, anti-consumer efforts…

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DOCTORS WEIGH IN ON GUN VIOLENCE

The following is offered to stimulate frank discussion between well meaning citizens, without the inflammatory issue framing from the political left and right. In the November 14, 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA, Vol. 318, No. 18, p.1763-1764) the editors issued their editorial, called “Death by Gun Violence–A Public Health Crisis”.

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WHO LOSES WITH RIGHT TO WORK?

So, you think Right to Work is just a union issue? You’ll be worse than sorry if you do.

Misnamed as “Right to Work”, these laws are indeed anti-union. But they do not create a positive right to anything. Instead, they allow those who choose to not pay for the services provided by the union while allowing those people to receive…

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WHY IS RIGHT TO WORK SO IMPORTANT?

In short, multi-millionaires, including out of state billionaires, want to take away your ability to benefit from job safety, job security and a fair wage. Unions have historically been responsible for improvements in those areas, but all taxpayers benefit from the raising of the standard of living and safety whether union members or not.

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ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA

President Trump is ridiculed by the Associated General Contractors of America, a group which in 2016 contributed over $761,000 to federal political candidates, 93% of which went to republicans. At a July 2017 convention of its membership, a presentation by its chief lobbyist, in an internal presentation [1], mocked the president…

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MONEY, POLITICS AND THE US SUPREME COURT

Before the United States Supreme Court is what scholars are calling the case of a Century as far as unions are concerned. “So what?” you say.

If you and I live in the same neighborhood with twenty other families, chances are we have a homeowners association. Paid dues support common services, like snow removal, common area mowing, trash pick up to name a few…

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