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!
In an effort to limit workers’ ability to form unions and have a voice in their workplace, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed a “Right to Work” law in February 2017. Workers and their allies quickly set to work collecting signatures on a petition to put this law to popular vote.
Workers & allies, including MO Jobs with Justice, gathered thousands of signatures, helping “We Are Missouri” become the first ballot measure ever to qualify in every Congressional District in Missouri. Our experienced ballot initiative staff and leaders helped train and equip union members across the state to understand and successfully implement the ballot referendum process and our community leaders helped bring the petition to the thousands of families outside of the labor movement who are ready to stand side by side with union members when we repeal Right to Work in 2018.
We are so excited to share some great news with you: Caitlyn Adams will be the next Executive Director of Missouri Jobs With Justice!
For those of you who have fought alongside Caitlyn in her roles as an Organizer and then Deputy Director of Missouri JWJ, you know all about her talent and passion.
Her experience, skills, and leadership abilities are why the Board of Directors selected her for this new challenge — and we know she will lead us into the new year stronger than ever.
The stakes couldn’t be higher right now for the families of Missouri, and we’re up against politicians and corporations who are intent on making things worse for workers. But we are more confident than ever that we have the people, the plan, and the power to get things back on track — with higher wages, safer workplaces, and an economy that works for everyone.
The Missouri Jobs With Justice team is stronger than ever, with Caitlyn, Richard, Ashli, Justin, Kristian and Martin. We are so thankful for them, and for you.
Thanks for all that you do to make Missouri a better, stronger place for everyone.