Right To Work http://news.stlpublicradio.org en House Republicans Still Seeking Needed Votes For 'Right-To-Work' Ballot Proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/house-republicans-still-seeking-needed-votes-right-work-ballot-proposal <p><strong><em>(Updated 1:50 p.m. Mon., April 28)</em></strong></p><p>After two weeks of vigorous lobbying, Republican leaders in the Missouri House acknowledge that they have yet to obtain the extra four votes needed to send to the state Senate a measure to put a "right-to-work" proposal on the August ballot.</p><p>“I’m not in the habit of bringing up votes unless the votes are secured,’’ said House Majority Leader John Diehl, R-Town and Country, in an interview late last week. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 22:37:01 +0000 Jo Mannies 35637 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org House Republicans Still Seeking Needed Votes For 'Right-To-Work' Ballot Proposal Politically Speaking: Sen. Silvey Discusses His Vision For Medicaid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-sen-silvey-discusses-his-vision-medicaid <p>After cruising on the Rhine in Germany for the past couple of weeks, Jo Mannies rejoins Jason Rosenbaum and Chris McDaniel for the podcast.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:14:17 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Jo Mannies & Chris McDaniel 35341 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Sen. Silvey Discusses His Vision For Medicaid Missouri House Expected To Try Again To Collect Enough 'Right To Work' Votes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-expected-try-again-collect-enough-right-work-votes <p><em><strong>(Updated 1:40 p.m. Tues., April 15)</strong></em></p><p>The Missouri House is expected to make a renewed attempt this week to win enough votes to send to the state Senate a measure to put a “right to work” proposal on the August ballot.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:54:38 +0000 Jo Mannies 35298 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Expected To Try Again To Collect Enough 'Right To Work' Votes 'Right To Work' Hits Snag In Missouri House, Not Enough Votes To Move To Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/right-work-hits-snag-missouri-house-not-enough-votes-move-senate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">'Right-to-work' legislation in the Missouri House hit a snag Wednesday.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 03:00:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35187 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Right To Work' Hits Snag In Missouri House, Not Enough Votes To Move To Senate St. Louis Religious Leaders Declare Opposition To 'Right-To-Work' Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-religious-leaders-declare-opposition-right-work-law <p>Top religious leaders in St. Louis — led by Catholic Archbishop Robert J. Carlson — announced Friday that they oppose legislative efforts to pass “right-to-work’’ measures that would restrict labor rights.</p><p>The cabinet of the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis says it also opposes putting the issue on a statewide ballot.</p><p>“Working for economic justice is an integral element of our faith traditions,” the cabinet said in a statement delivered Friday to Bob Soutier, president of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:24:05 +0000 Jo Mannies 34812 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Religious Leaders Declare Opposition To 'Right-To-Work' Law Union Workers Rally At Missouri Capitol Against 'Right To Work' Legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/union-workers-rally-missouri-capitol-against-right-work-legislation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Roughly a thousand labor union members crowded onto the south lawn of the state Capitol Wednesday to rally against legislation to turn Missouri into a "right-to-work" state.</span></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:08:33 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34770 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Union Workers Rally At Missouri Capitol Against 'Right To Work' Legislation Missouri Democrats Solidly Against 'Right To Work,' Less So Regarding 'Right To Farm' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-democrats-solidly-against-right-work-less-so-regarding-right-farm <p>HANNIBAL, Mo. --The banners, the stickers and the rhetoric at this weekend’s Democrat Days made one thing clear:</p><p>When it comes to “right to work,’’ Missouri Democratic activists and politicians are solidly against it.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 06:25:10 +0000 Jo Mannies 34278 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Democrats Solidly Against 'Right To Work,' Less So Regarding 'Right To Farm' Former House Speaker Now Lobbying Against 'Right To Work' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-house-speaker-now-lobbying-against-right-work <p>When Republican Steve Tilley was speaker of the Missouri House, he flatly told fellow Republicans that he would not bring up any bills to make Missouri a "right-to-work" state.</p><p>At the time, Tilley said publicly that he viewed the issue as too divisive and potentially destructive to Missouri Republicans. He also discounted the arguments of "right-to-work" advocates who said that such a law would create jobs.</p><p>Now, the Missouri AFL-CIO has hired Tilley as a lobbyist to block this session’s "right-to-work" efforts of his successor, Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:59:21 +0000 Jo Mannies 33391 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former House Speaker Now Lobbying Against 'Right To Work' Politically Speaking: State Of State, Death Penalty And Senate Minority Leader Jolie Justus http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-state-state-death-penalty-and-senate-minority-leader-jolie-justus <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon's Chris McDaniel, Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:58:55 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Chris McDaniel & Jo Mannies 33180 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: State Of State, Death Penalty And Senate Minority Leader Jolie Justus Why The General Assembly Is Battling Over Right To Work http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-general-assembly-battling-over-right-work <p>The first full week of the Missouri’s General Assembly is officially underway, and already the focus has shifted away from the expected topics – tax cuts and Medicaid expansion – and <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/right-work-bill-praised-blasted-during-house-hearing">landed smack dab in the midst of a potentially bruising battle over labor rights.</a></p><p>The fight offers the potential of overshadowing other legislative issues for weeks, if not months.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:14:37 +0000 Jo Mannies 33017 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why The General Assembly Is Battling Over Right To Work