On Wednesday, March 21st we’ll be having our annual Lobby Day. This is our chance to remind our legislators that we’re watching how they vote in Jefferson City, and we expect them to do right by their constituents. This year, we’ll be joining the other public employee unions in the state for a joint lobby day. Public workers all over the state have been under attack, and standing with our sisters and brothers will give us a stronger voice in the Capitol. Workers from AFSCME, Communication Workers of America (CWA), and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) will come together at the state capitol to fight the anti-worker bills moving in the legislature.
Some lawmakers have already tried to pass right-to-work-for-less and paycheck deception laws in an attempt to weaken our rights, and so far have been unsuccessful. On top of that, some legislators once again don’t want to give us a pay raise. You know better than anyone that state and public workers have gone far too long without a pay raise and the one we’ve negotiated in our contract is long overdue. With the governor’s recent actions, it is now up to us to ensure that our legislators hear us loud and clear.
This year more than ever, it’s critical we make our voices heard, to keep the pressure on legislators.
Busses will be leaving from Kansas City, Higginsville, Marshall, and St. Louis. For more information and to RSVP to save your spot on the bus, call us at the AFSCME office: (800) 554-2054.