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Extremists Going 'All In' to Make Missouri the Most Anti-Worker State in the U.S. We Can Change That

Extremists Going 'All In' to Make Missouri the Most Anti-Worker State in the U.S. We Can Change That

Extremists in the Missouri House are pushing for legislation that would hurt working families, importing a national agenda that faces bipartisan opposition in the state. Despite claims made by the proponents of the legislation, paycheck deception and "right to work" for less bills wouldn't help the states' workers and would limit the rights of those workers.

If you're in Missouri, call your state representatives at 888-825-1418 and tell them to oppose "right to work" H.B. 1770.

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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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Mythopedia Will Help You School Your Right-Wing Uncle's Lies About Unions

On Wednesday, Media Matters for America launched a new website, Mythopedia, that presents rebuttals to common right-wing lies and distortions in a way that anyone can understand, including a section on spin and lies about unions. The site is searchable and simple to use in multiple formats, including desktop, smartphone or tablet, and will be updated frequently.

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7 Ways Pro-Worker Policies Help Everyone, Including Nonunion Workers and CEOs

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Despite business and Republican claims to the contrary, "right to work" for less laws hurt both workers and CEOs and prevailing wage laws reduce income inequality. A new report from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the University of Illinois Labor Education Program takes a look at the differences between states that have "right to work" laws and states that don't and states with and without prevailing wage laws. The report gives both general statistics and focuses specifically on the construction industry. Here are the top seven ways pro-working family policies are shown to benefit workers or CEOs (after the jump).

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Shocker! Life Is Worse in 'Right to Work' for Less States

Shocker! Life Is Worse in 'Right to Work' for Less States

If you listen to extremist conservatives, they'll tell you, almost without exception, that "right to work" for less laws are an essential tool for making the lives of working people better. If you are more interested in actual facts, you'll find that statement to be untrue. Politico took a look at 14 measures of quality of life and combined them into a ranking of the best and worst states to live in. As we were bound to learn, Economic Policy Institute's (EPI's) Ross Eisenbrey points out "right to work" states fared much worse than states where the rights of working families are actually protected.

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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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