09/30/19 - Missouri Mondays - Striking workers and families still need your support!
The striking workers of GM Fairfax UAW Local 31 are entering the third week without regular paychecks in the fight for better wages, affordable quality healthcare, a path for seniority for temporary workers, and more. As you can imagine this puts tremendous stress on these workers and their families. For this week’s Missouri Mondays, let’s continue to show our solidarity and support by donating food, personal care items, and other basic necessities. The following donations
09/23/19 - Missouri Mondays - Support unions on strike for better pay and benefits! Donations needed
Last week UAW Local 31 at the Fairfax General Motors plant in Kansas City, KS joined the nationwide strike against the #1 automaker, shutting down 33 auto assembly plants and 22 parts distribution centers and affecting nearly 50,000. There’s a lot at stake, not only for the UAW but for all unions and workers, including better wages, affordable quality healthcare, a path for seniority for temporary workers and more. Shirley Mata, UAW Local 249 leader explains, “We can not co
09/16/19 - Missouri Mondays - Take action NOW to put Medicaid Expansion on the ballot in 2020!
Governor Parson’s not so special legislative session last week cost Missouri taxpayers around $16,000 to fix a car and boat sales tax loophole. Meanwhile the crisis affecting nearly 130,000 Missourians including 95,000 children kicked off Medicaid rolls since 2018 was ignored. “Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law” is Missouri’s state motto yet our Governor and GOP majority lawmakers continue to turn their backs on everyday Missourians including our most vulnerabl
09/09/19 - Missouri Mondays - Use special session to restore health coverage, reduce gun violence!
Missouri leads the nation in the number of children dropped from Medicaid rolls since 2018 and that number is almost 100,000. Low income seniors and the disabled have also been inexplicably dropped from Medicaid rolls and the total number of Missourians affected is more than 130,000. The rise of gun violence and violent crime puts Kansas City, St. Louis, and Springfield in the top most dangerous cities in the nation. Yet Governor Parson REJECTED addressing these critical i
09/02/19 - Missouri Mondays - Enjoy your Labor Day weekend? Thanks Unions!
On this Labor Day we hope as you enjoy time off with family and friends that you will also take a minute to remember and honor the sacrifices of American workers banding together in the labor movement. Most of us take for granted our 5 day work week, 8 hour work day, and safe working conditions but does anyone really believe that employers and government provided such workplace benefits out of pure generosity? As Frederick Douglass once said, “Power concedes nothing without