Saturday, June 20, 2015

Right to work town hall meeting planned

(From Southwest Missouri Democrats)

You are invited to a Southwest Missouri Democrats town hall meeting over the need for Governor Nixon's veto of "Right to Work " HB 116 to stand. The Missouri Assembly Veto Session is set to begin on September 16, 2015. Members of the House and Senate GOP in Missouri have signaled that they intend to override Governor Nixon's veto of HB 116.

"This issue is critically important to Missouri's middle and working class. When passed in other states, 'Right to Work' legislation has harmed economies and lowered wages. Governor Nixon has stood with Missouri workers by issuing this veto and we must express to our Missouri Legislators that it be allowed to stand", emphasizes Executive Director of Southwest Missouri Democrats and Chair of the 7th Congressional Democratic District, Krista Stark.

"Right to Work" legislation will be harmful to Missouri's workers if the veto is overridden. According to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, "on average, this type of legislation, lowers annual wages by $1,558 a year for a typical worker."

We are pleased to welcome Representative Charlie Norr (D) from Missouri House District 137 in Springfield as a featured speaker.

If you have questions about "Right to Work" (for Less) legislation or wish to support Governor Nixon's Veto please make plans to attend the "Let the Veto Stand" Town Hall, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. inside the IBEW Local 95 Hall on 3316 S. Main, Joplin, MO 64804. For questions or more information please call Krista Stark at 417-437-8443.

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