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Trumka Applauds Defeat of Anti-Worker Legislation in Missouri

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement after several anti-worker bills were defeated in the Missouri legislature:

Defeating the attempt in Missouri to enact so-called “Right-to-Work” and paycheck deception legislation sends a strong signal that working people will stand together to prevail over outrageous attacks on their rights. This victory is a testament to common-sense bipartisanship and a direct blow to corporate interests whose goal is literally to hurt working people. Along with our allies, we’ll continue to build upon our successes and move forward to create better opportunities for all workers.

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Friday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Friday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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This Bill: ‘Paid for by Union Wages’

This Bill: ‘Paid for by Union Wages’

The St. Louis Union Label and Service Trades Council is printing stickers that union members can attach to cash, checks or credit card receipts, letting business owners know that the purchase was paid for by union wages.

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Winners and Losers of the Week

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In our regular weekly feature, we'll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the people or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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Missouri Republicans Can't Think of Anyone Who Benefits from 'Right to Work' for Less Laws, Either

Missouri Republicans are attempting to pass "right to work" for less legislation and, despite claims that the legislation is pro-business and will help the state's economy, they can't seem to think of anyone the law would actually help. The state's speaker of the House, Tim Jones (R), was recently asked at a press conference to name businesses that would benefit from the law. His answer....

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial: No Loyalty to ALEC

Photo by Andy Richards, AFL-CIO

new editorial from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch highlights the recent revelations about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its influence on state legislators. In particular, the editorial takes umbrage at a proposed loyalty oath for ALEC members that would have required them to place the extremist pro-corporate organization above the needs of constituents and the state and national constitutions.

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7 Important Labor Stories You Might've Missed While You Were at the AFL-CIO National Convention

Photo courtesy Bob Jagendorf

While many of the country's most active working family advocates were in Los Angeles for the AFL-CIO national convention, the rest of the country continued to operate, with legislation, elections and judicial decisions of significant importance continuing to move forward. Here are eight stories you might have missed while the media's attention was focused on the convention.

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In the States Roundup for May 22

Photo of Gov. Jay Nixon, courtesy AFL-CIO

Here's a look at some of the key battles in the states over the past week.

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Mo. House Passes Paycheck Deception, but Veto Expected

The American Legislative Exchange Council, its corporate backers and extremist Missouri lawmakers may have won the first round in their drive to silence working people with a paycheck deception bill, when the House gave it final approval (86-69) earlier this week.

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Don't Believe Us? Hear It from Workers: Missouri's Paycheck Deception Bill Is Bad for Working Families

Missouri's working families are speaking out about a paycheck deception bill that is moving through the state legislature.  We Are Missouri launched a new Tumblr blog, Working Voices, that showcases personal messages from Missouri working families to their elected representatives, asking them to reject the anti-worker agenda of the state legislature.  In this year's session, Republicans in the legislature have pursued an agenda that includes paycheck deception, attacks on prevailing wage laws, and "right to work" for less proposals that are part of what We Are Missouri describes as a larger national plan to assault the rights of workers.

Listen to teachers and utility, grocery store and factory workers (and more) talk about how paycheck deception will hurt working people. 

Check out We Are Missouri's Working Voices Tumblr for more stories

We Are Missouri is asking state residents to call their state representatives and tell them to reject the paycheck deception bill at 1-888-907-9711.

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