Right-To-Veto

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Governor Nixon vetoed “Right-to-Work” on Thursday

As we’re sure you’re aware by now, Governor Nixon vetoed a measure Thursday that would’ve made Missouri the nation’s 26th “Right-to-Work” state.

For that, we say kudos.

As far as our $0.02 goes, Governor Nixon chose the right course of action.

So called, “Right-to-Work” legislation does little-to-nothing for working middle class families except limit their bargaining power within the workplace while also resulting in lower wages, less-safe working conditions, longer work hours without overtime, and no employer-provided pension nor insurance benefits.

It was those aforementioned benefits that ultimately built the once thriving American working-class; and its those same benefits that corporate-backed political leaders, in this state and across the nation, are seeking to curb and ultimately destroy, all in the name of profit. A move that will ultimately widen the gap of the “haves” and the “have-nots” in this country.

As the front-line in this nationwide battle emerges in Missouri, Governor Nixon (with whom with we’ve have numerous disagreement which we’ve outline in previous posts) has done a great service to the working-class people of Missouri by vetoing this measure and at least temporarily staving-off the corporate-backed onslaught that has already proven itself devastatingly effective in other statehouses across America.

Governor Nixon, thank you.

24th State Solutions

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