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September 16, 2015 Updated: August 24, 2020

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People packed into the Missouri legislature

Jefferson City, Missouri – Dave Cook, President of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 655, Steven Straher, President of UFCW Local 88, and Tom Price, President of UFCW Local 2, representing 20,000 workers across Missouri, released the following statement today in response to Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of right to work legislation being sustained by the legislature.

“Today is a victory for hard-working men and women and their families all across Missouri.
“It should be noted that Republicans, Democrats, Independents, union and non-union families stood together to stop “right to work” legislation. We thank legislators from both sides of the aisle for voting to preserve the rights of middle class workers. 
“Our families spent the summer hosting phone banks and canvassing every corner of Missouri to build community support for this very moment.
“Governor Nixon’s veto of harmful and unfair “right to work” legislation was sustained because Missourians saw this bill for what it really was – an attack upon every worker in our state regardless of party.
“Although this battle is over, we will never stop fighting for hard-working Missouri families who hope for and deserve better lives.”
We are 1.3 million families standing together to build an economy that every hard-working family deserves.