Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Greitens to sign anti-union bill today, Scott Walker to attend

(From Gov. Eric Greitens)

Today, Governor Eric Greitens will sign SB 182, an important labor reform bill that eliminates special advantages for union bosses when negotiating government contracts. These advantages decrease competition and drive up the costs of construction for the taxpayer.

"Project Labor Agreements drive up the cost of construction and kill jobs," said Governor Greitens. "Our top priority is more jobs for the people. We're eliminating this sweetheart deal for special interests, protecting taxpayers, and creating more opportunity for all workers in Missouri."

Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin will attend this afternoon's signing at Automation Service in Earth City. Rep. Rob Vescovo and Sen. Bill Onder, the bill's sponsors, will also be in attendance.

Politicians and government officials across the state of Missouri have worked with union bosses to create special privileges and advantages for union contractors on taxpayer-funded construction projects. This reform ensures that all contractors are able to fairly bid on taxpayer-funded projects to ensure more work for workers and less waste for taxpayers.


Anonymous said...

It should say "Our top priority is more LOW paying jobs for the people" So now in Missouri, a company not only gets huge tax breaks, but gets to pay you lower wages. Oh well, I will be leaving this state soon, so you don't have to say it. This is what you like, this is what you voted for.

Unknown said...

Great bill; now we can grow our economy

Harvey Hutchinson 303-522-6622 voice&text

Anonymous said...

How will paying employees less money grow our economy? Do you believe in the Trickle Down effect of money? The worker would spend most of that money if it were given, they would most likely have too. The contractor, the biggest beneficiary of this law, MIGHT spend it and put it into the economy. He most likely keeps it for himself (which is his right) But how does it help the economy?

Anonymous said...

You guys shouldn't be so hard on Hervey, he just wants this state to be as backward as Louisiana, so he will feel at home. Next on his list is importing alligators.

Anonymous said...

Harvey, sounds to me like you need to move to Kansas. That is where the great Sam Brownturd has destroyed the Kansas economy with the grand republican experiment of tax breaks for the rich and destroying wages for the working class. You could set on your little perch and laugh at them poor people trying to make a living. Typical business owner types. Pure Republican trash.