State of Missouri Archives: on Jobs


Austin Petersen: Cut regulations for more jobs

It's time to radically reduce excessive and harmful regulations that inhibit economic growth and the creation of new jobs. The more roadblocks you put in the way of entrepreneurs, the fewer jobs will be created. The more hoops you make people jump through, the more time they'll spend jumping through them instead of creating a better product, thinking of new and innovative ways to get their product to market, or hiring that next employee.
Source: 2018 Missouri Senatorial website AustinPetersen.com Oct 1, 2017

Angelica Earl: Unions protect workers

We need protections to ensure that corporations do not put their employees at risk of physical harm, starvation, homelessness, and death. Unions have been at the forefront of these protections causing them to be the subject of attack in an effort to break unions up and leave the employees vulnerable. They are an integral part of the American Dream.
Source: 2018 Missouri Senatorial website AngelicaForMissouri.com Sep 15, 2017

Angelica Earl: Raise minimum wage

We also need to discuss the federal minimum wage. For decades we have been fed the same line, "If wages go up then costs go up." This is, simply put, propaganda. Costs are going up even without raising wages. Wages need to be increased to offset the effects of the rise in the cost for goods and services. I stand with raising the federal minimum wage. Our people are worth it.
Source: 2018 Missouri Senatorial website AngelicaForMissouri.com Sep 15, 2017

Eric Greitens: Right to work: Allow workers to opt out of joining a union

Coverage of SB19 by TheHill.com: Gov. Eric Greitens (R) signed legislation that will allow workers to opt out of joining a union, the latest victory for business groups in their nationwide war with labor unions. Greitens signed the so-called right-to-work bill at an abandoned warehouse in Springfield. Labor groups protested at the state capitol last week, after the Republican-led state legislature passed right-to-work legislation. But Greitens kept his promise made on the campaign trail to sign the bill into law.

"The states that have passed [right-to-work laws] in the last few years have shown unemployment drop considerably," said the bill's lead sponsor. Union groups plan to use a ballot measure to reverse the new law.

Legislative outcome: Passed House 100-59-3; passed Senate 21-12-1 on Jan. 26; signed by Gov. Greitens on Feb. 6

Source: The Hill on Missouri legislative voting records for SB19 Feb 2, 2017

Jay Nixon: Blocked "right-to-work" laws; enforce union organizing

Coverage of SB19 by TheHill.com: Gov. Eric Greitens (R) signed legislation that will allow workers to opt out of joining a union, the latest victory for business groups in their nationwide war with labor unions. Greitens signed the so-called right-to-work bill at an abandoned warehouse in Springfield. Labor groups protested at the state capitol last week, after the Republican-led state legislature passed right-to-work legislation. But Greitens kept his promise made on the campaign trail to sign the bill into law.

"The states that have passed [right-to-work laws] in the last few years have shown unemployment drop considerably," said the bill's lead sponsor. Though the GOP has controlled the state legislature for years, efforts to pass right-to-work legislation were thwarted by former Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat who vetoed several versions.

Legislative outcome: Passed House 100-59-3; passed Senate 21-12-1 on Jan. 26; signed by Gov. Greitens on Feb. 6

Source: The Hill on Missouri legislative voting records for SB19 Feb 2, 2017

Eric Greitens: Right to Work instead of Project Labor Agreements

Since 2009, the country has had 10% private sector job growth. If we had grown just as fast as the rest of the country since `09, we would have 120,000 more jobs in Missouri today. Instead, we've fallen behind.

The people have sent us a message: We must do everything in our power to put people back to work in good, high-paying jobs. That's why we must join 27 other states and sign Right to Work. That's why we must do away with expensive Project Labor Agreements that drive up the costs of construction and slow down important projects in our communities.

We must repeal our state's version of the Davis-Bacon act, which drives up the cost of important construction work that needs to get done. It hurts rural workers. It sets back rural families. We will eliminate these ineffective and outdated laws. And we will tap into the ingenuity and hard work of Missourians, because Missourians are ready to work.

Source: 2017 State of the State address to Missouri Legislature Jan 17, 2017

Chris Koster: Right-to-work is an attack on working people

"Right-to-work" is an attack on working people ["Right-to-work" means a union cannot require membership in the union in order to work at a particular company]. Instead of driving businesses away with extremism and division, our legislature should be trying to create new jobs for ALL of Missouri's working families.

"Right-to-work" isn't just an attack on working men and women, it's an attack on the long-held values of our state.

Source: Facebook post on 2016 Missouri gubernatorial race Apr 24, 2016

Bob Holden: Invest in life sciences to apply farm products

I want to link the scientist with the farmer through our Department of Agriculture. Life science possibilities can provide new opportunities for our next generation of family farmers. Our potential for new foods and new uses for food products are endless through life science research. At the same time, the life sciences will strengthen our economy through the high wage jobs and industry growth they create. The return on our investment in life science health research is more than 15 to 1.
Source: 2001 State of the State speech in Missouri House Chambers Jan 30, 2001

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