Dear SAG-AFTRA Missouri Valley Member:
We need your help to stop the so-called “Right-to-Work” bill from becoming law in Missouri. Statistics show that RTW drives wages down, compromises workers’ safety, reduces health care benefits, and increases state’s poverty rates.
RTW is scheduled to take effect on August 28, 2017, but the Missouri AFL-CIO has implemented a ballot referendum campaign. This will put the question of whether to retain or overturn the “Right-to-Work” law on the November 2018 mid-term ballot.
If you are a registered Missouri voter, please sign the petition to have the referendum appear on the ballot. You can read the languagehere but you must sign the ballot form in person. If the minimum number of valid signatures is obtained prior to August 28, RTW will not go into effect, and will be stayed until the November 2018 election.
It is in every SAG-AFTRA members’ interest to sign. States opting for a RTW law force unions to represent workers who do not pay union dues or fees, effectively creating a “freeloader” system.
We have the petition available for signing in the St. Louis office: 911 Washington, Suite 207, or staff can bring it to you to sign where it’s convenient. The petition will also be available at the Tuesday, May 23, membership meeting in St. Louis.
Please call or email Tanya Cella to set up a time at Tanya.Cella@sagaftra.org or (314) 231-0824.
SAG-AFTRA Missouri Valley Local
P.S. For those of you in Kansas City, staff will be available in designated locations at scheduled times to collect your signatures.
For those of you at broadcast stations in St. Louis and Kansas City, we will be designating dates and times when we will be available at a location convenient to the station so that you can sign the petition.
Please watch your emails for more information.
SAG-AFTRA is a union that has among its members a diverse group of performers, broadcasters and newscasters. The passage of this resolution/statement should not be interpreted as a personal statement of opinion by or of any specific member of the union.