The Missouri National Education Association (MNEA) issued an action alert this weekend as the Senate prepares to vote this week on anti-union legislation:
The Senate may act next week on a bill attacking labor unions when the members reconvene on February 18 for session. SB 29 (Dan Brown) eliminates the ability of public labor union members to use payroll deduction to pay their dues.
The bill also imposes unnecessary and burdensome paperwork requirements on voluntary contributions by public union employees for political contributions.
The Association strongly opposes this bill. Paycheck deception laws at their core are an attempt to limit the voices of educators, union members, and other public employees through their membership in groups like Missouri NEA.
Under law and school board policy, requests for payroll deductions must be authorized by the individual employee and the school district must also deduct any costs associated with any requested payroll deduction.
All employees have the constitutional right to an effective union voice in their employment and to work together to support political campaigns without undue interference from state policies that would undermine those rights.
ACTION NEEDED: Your help is needed! Please call, write or e-mail to urge your State Senator to oppose SCS/SB 29. The following link will connect you to the MNEA Action Alert Message temporarily hosted by Progress Missouri:
YOUR MESSAGE WILL HAVE A GREATER IMPACT IF YOU PERSONALIZE THE MESSAGE AND ADD YOUR OWN CONCERNS REGARDING THE BILL.