It’s official, CLEAN Missouri and Raise Up Missouri have officially qualified and will be on the ballot in November! Because of the hard work of volunteers across the state, Missouri is changing and will raise its minimum wage and begin to get big money out of politics.
Our volunteers gathered an astounding 81,000 signatures for CLEAN Missouri and 55,000 signatures for Raise Up Missouri. This was the largest volunteer signature gathering program in Missouri history!
Now we begin the important work of educating and engaging voters across the state leading up to the election.
Click the links for more information on Amendment 1 and Proposition B.
We did it! Over a year and a half ago politicians in Jefferson City attacked working families in Missouri when they passed their harmful ‘Right to Work’ law. But working people across the state stood up and fought back. We gathered signatures in every corner of Missouri to put the issue before the voters, we knocked doors, we made phone calls, we organized! It was a lot of work, but it paid off with the defeat of Proposition A!
Proposition A would have been devastating to not only our labor unions, but to all working families in Missouri, and this victory is critical to maintaining worker power. But we know that the Missouri General Assembly is not done attacking us or our unions. So while we celebrate our awesome victory, we also need to keep the momentum going.
The defeat of Proposition A can be a turning point for Missouri. We’ve shown that when we stand together we can take on corporate power and win; let’s keep the victories for Missouri’s working families coming by passing Amendment 1 and Proposition B in November!
Shortly before ending the 2018 legislative session, politicians in Jefferson City moved the vote on Proposition A to August. Proposition A is a referendum is a statewide ballot referendum giving Missouri voters, not politicians the final say on “right-to-work.”
We know that Prop A is wrong for Missouri. It will drive down wages, fail to create jobs and undermine Missouri’s economy. It’s clear that if Prop A passes, out-of-touch politicians and greedy CEOs will be the only ones who win.
We will be there on August 7th to vote No! Tell your friends and neighbors about the new date and to vote No on Prop A.
After countless months of gathering signatures across the state, we turned in 346,956 signatures for CLEAN Missouri and 206,992 for Raise Up Missouri.
Missouri Jobs with Justice volunteers were the rock of these campaigns, collecting 81,000 for CLEAN and 55,000 for Raise Up Missouri.
Thank you to everyone who collected signatures, signed petitions, engaged their friends and neighbors and chipped in to make this happen! Without people like you this would not have been possible.
While we take a moment to celebrate this accomplishment, we know our work is not over. We are ready to keep going to make sure in November we raise the minimum wage and take the power back from special interests and big donors in Jefferson City.
SEIU Healthcare workers at Christian Care Home in Ferguson, MO went on an unfair labor practice strike starting December 1st. Missouri Jobs with Justice leaders have been with them regularly on the picket line to demand better wages, dignity in the workplace, fair scheduling, and to stop layoffs and honor workers sick and vacation time. These workers are dedicated to the residents of the nursing home and JwJ will continue to stand with them in solidarity when management turned their back on them.
Learn more about the strike HERE.
To donate to the strike fund to help keep the workers afloat while they are on the picket line, click HERE!