Workers Win! “Right-to-Work” Defeated in the Missouri Legislature!

VICTORY!!! Minutes ago, “Right-to-Work” failed to override Governor Nixon’s veto. Strong bi-partisan opposition against the bill finally put the bill to rest this year. Democrats and Republicans stood for workers and the Middle Class by rejecting this misleading legislation We still have lots of work to do, and MO JwJ will continue working with faith […]

St. Louis Minimum Wage Increase Survives Legal Challenge by Corporate Special Interest Groups

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Richard von Glahn, Richard@mojwj.org WORKERS PRAISE REJECTION OF SPECIAL INTERESTS’ LEGAL MANEUVERS Path cleared for full implementation of St. Louis minimum wage ordinance Missouri Jobs With Justice released the following statement today in response to the rejection of a proposed delay in implementing St. Louis’ minimum wage law: “Raising the […]

VICTORY – St. Louis Raises the Minimum Wage

In a tremendous victory for thousands of workers and allies that stand with them, St. Louis minimum wage is on its way to $11! We applaud the St. Louis Board of Aldermen for voting to raise wages. Thank the Board of Aldermen members who voted to stand with workers. Jobs with Justice, along with our […]

UPDATE – Labor in the Pulpits Participating Services

Labor in the Pulpits, On the Bimah, In the Minbar, September 4-7, 2015 Rev. Dr. Martin J. Rafanan Coordinator of Champions Programs, Missouri Jobs with Justice Each year as the Labor Day Weekend approaches, Missouri Jobs with Justice announces its statewide celebration of Labor in the Pulpits, On the Bimah, In the Minbar. The program […]

MO JwJ Kicks Off Annual ‘Labor in the Pulpits’ Program

Missouri Jobs with Justice is excited to announce the kickoff of its annual Labor in the Pulpits program. Faith, Labor and Community Leaders are encouraged to become involved in the Labor in the Pulpits, on the Bimah, in the Minbar program for Labor Day Weekend, September 4–7, 2015. Jobs with Justice can provide faith communities […]

VICTORY — Kansas City Jobs with Justice Coalition Celebrates Local Minimum Wage Increase

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Justin Stein, 816-805-2385, Justin@mojwj.org Kansas City Jobs with Justice Coalition Celebrates Local Minimum Wage Increase New citywide ordinance calls for immediate increase in minimum wage, and incremental increases to $13/hour by 2020 Kansas City —Workers, faith leaders and community leaders in the Jobs with Justice Coalition today celebrated the City […]

The Good, The Bad, And Fighting Back at the Local Level

Phew! The 2015 Missouri Legislative session just ended and it was one of the meanest in history. Because YOU care about working families in Missouri you need to know about the horrible bills passed by YOUR elected officials – and how this summer you and your friends and Jobs with Justice are going to take […]

Medicaid Expansion Supporters Fill Capitol Hallways on May 13

On Wednesday, May 13, Medicaid expansion supporters filled the hallways with chanting and singing, in protest of the Missouri Legislature’s refusal to pass Medicaid expansion, which would give 300,000 working Missourians health care. After a session of in-district and in-Capitol pressure, the Missouri Medicaid Coalition came to Jefferson City frustrated with our elected officials and […]