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Laborers were part of the reporting on the groundbreaking on the new terminal planned for KCI. Local 264 President and Business Manager Reginald Thomas spoke for the laborers in stories reported by KCTV5’s Kelli Taylor.
In 2016 Eric Greitens was elected Governor of the State of Missouri and he vowed to pass Right to Work in Missouri as a campaign promise. In 2017 he took office and the Legislature passed Right to Work Bill and sent it to Governor Greitens and he signed it immediately.
The Missouri AFL-CIO moved forward to stop this legislation from being enacted immediately and took the necessary steps to circulate petition drive and delivered 310,567 signed petitions to the Secretary of States Office that required this law be placed on the ballot and voted on by the people of Missouri.
The Missouri Legislature placed Proposition A on the August 7, 2018 Primary Ballot instead of the November General Election hoping to get the legislation passed by a smaller voter turn out which would be more favorable to getting Right to Work passed.
On Tuesday, August 7, 2018 the voters in Missouri rejected Prop A a âÂ Â majority, Yes: 453,283 - No: 939,973. The voters spoke loud and clear that they did not want Right to Work in Missouri.
January 2019 the Missouri Legislature is back to it old tricks and once again they are moving forward with putting Right to Work back on the docket for this legislation to be passed again.
On Monday, February 18, 2019 the KC Star Editorial Board wrote an article entitled "Missouri Voters have spoken on right-to-work law. Why do Republicans wan a do-over?” We invite you to read this article and help us get this word out via friends and family and on Social Media.
TRAINING: When you see a union laborer, you are seeing one of the best-trained, most skilled and most experienced laborers in the construction industry. Many of our members got their start as union laborers with apprenticeship training at the Laborers Training Center in Belton, MO.
It offers both classroom and hands-on instruction in every discipline a laborer will need to do the dozens of jobs they do. Here's a look at many of the important lessons laborers in Western Missouri and Kansas learn at our Belton Training Center.