Right To Work

Audio: Missouri unions win major victory in failure of Right-to-work measure

(Missourinet) – The move by Republicans in the Missouri Legislature to switch Proposition A from November to August in hopes of a favorable turnout has backfired. Right-to-work opponents, including Jack Cardetti, have strongly defeated the measure that would have banned forced union membership or dues as a condition of employment.     Dan Mehan with […]

Election Results

August Primary election results Tuesday, August 7, 2018 for Northern Missouri

Grundy County will have a new Commissioner following balloting in the primary election Tuesday and the upcoming general election in November. Phillip Ray defeated Incumbent Rick Hull and challenger Mark Moore for Presiding Commissioner of Grundy County. The vote count shows Ray with 931 votes, Hull had 603, and Moore 348. Ray wins the majority of the […]

Right To Work

Audio: Opposition thought to have advantage in Tuesday’s Right to Work vote in Missouri

Voters will determine if Missouri becomes a right to work state in Tuesday’s election. Matt Panik with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, which supports the measure, says his side is being vastly outspent by pro-union organizations who oppose the proposal. He estimates opposition groups have spent $17 million while proponents have raised only $2 million […]

Election 2018

Audio: Missouri midterm primary election offers intrigue on several levels

(Missourinet) – Tuesday’s midterm election in Missouri features one big statewide issue, Congressional primaries, and some intriguing local votes.     The most high-profile vote is the Proposition A ballot measure to decide if Missouri becomes a right to work state. It’s a referendum on a 2017 law passed by the legislature that would prohibit […]

You Decide

Issues and races to be decided in today’s primary election in the Green Hills of Northern Missouri

There are few candidate races and ballot issues for today’s primary election within the nine-county, Green Hills Region. Political parties will nominate their candidates to run in the November general election. Polls are open until 7 pm tonight. The only nominating race in Grundy County is for the Republican nomination for Grundy County Presiding Commissioner. […]

Right To Work

Environmentalists step up to oppose “Right To Work”

Voters will decide in less than a week whether Missouri will become a right-to-work state, potentially weakening unions. It isn’t just union members and labor groups opposing Proposition A: Environmentalists are standing against the right-to-work proposition as well.  Dennis Roach, a former engineer, and union member and a current member of the Sierra Club said unions […]

Right To Work

Audio: Missouri labor rallies against Right-to-Work

The Missouri House sponsor of a right-to-work measure disagrees with Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh’s warning that right-to-work will lead to lower wages and decreased safety protections. Sikeston GOP State Representative Holly Rehder predicts right-to-work will increase union jobs in Missouri.     Labor unions and their supporters were able to collect enough signatures to […]