Monday, February 11, 2013

"Right-to-Work: Wrong for Missouri" topic at Saturday breakfast

(From Southwest Missouri Democrats)

The Southwest Missouri Democrats are hosting their monthly breakfast on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 9am.  This month’s topic will be “Right-to-Work: Wrong for Missouri” and will be held at the Joplin Community Center, located  at 110 Main Street in downtown Joplin. 

Coffee, juice, fruit, and doughnuts will be served.  The event is free and open to the public, but donations to cover costs are appreciated.  The speakers for this month are Jim Kabell (Teamsters Union), Archie Robbins (Allied Industrial Workers), and Stacey Salmon (Laborers International Union of North America).  Please join us as we find out the dangers of Right-to-Work for Missouri families, and what we can expect in Missouri.

“We’re looking forward to this month’s breakfast. Given the misguided, extreme nature of our legislature, we must be vigilant about keeping the public in the loop about what’s really at stake,” said Jordan Overstreet, Executive Director of the Southwest Missouri Democrats. “We have lined up an impressive group of speakers who will explain the importance of the labor movement, upcoming legislation, and how we stand up for what’s right.”

The purpose of the Southwest Missouri Democrats Monthly Breakfast is to give the public the opportunity to meet up in an informal setting to learn about issues facing Missourians. 
About the speakers: Jim Kabell is President of the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Teamsters, Vice President of Joint Council 56, and Secretary-Treasurer of Local 245 in Springfield. Stacey Salmon is a member of the Laborers International Union of North America, a retired Business Manager for Western Missouri and Kansas , and a former Business Manager for Local 319 in Joplin.  Archie Robbins is a retired member of the International Allied Industrial Workers Union and served as an International Representative, International Secretary-Treasurer, and International Vice-President.

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