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Missouri Coalition Urges House Subcommittee & Senator McCaskill To Oppose Micro-Unions

NLRB Decision Creates Division, Discord & Disharmony In Workplaces

Jefferson City, MO – The Coalition to Protect Missouri Jobs (CPMOJ) today released statements urging members of the U.S. House Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee to stop micro-unions, which were authorized by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in its Specialty Healthcare decision, by disallowing funding for the measure in the FY 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill.  The coalition also called on Senator Claire McCaskill to stand with employers in Missouri by opposing micro-unions.

“Members of the U.S. House Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee will be given the chance to stop the formation of micro-unions by cutting off funding for them in the FY 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill,” said Jason Klindt, spokesperson for CPMOJ.  “Employees and employers in Missouri are hopeful the House will address the measure just as we remain hopeful Senator McCaskill will finally stand with businesses in the Show Me State and oppose micro-unions.”  

“Our members will be watching closely as the House of Representatives supports job-creating legislation that benefits Missouri workers,” said Jim Kistler, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Heart of America Chapter.  “Senator McCaskill recently chose to stand with Big Labor over individual employees by supporting the NLRB on ambush elections.  She may soon have another chance to state whether she supports Missouri workers or the President’s job-killing regulations.  Micro-unions would cost Missouri employers jobs and we expect to hear from her on this issue.”

In August 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided to upend nearly half a century of labor law allowing the formation of multiple micro-unions within a single company.  This policy allows for numerous small unions with varying interests and agendas to compete under one roof.

Recently, at a local event, Senator McCaskill said on videotape that “voters have a right to know how you’re going to vote.”  The coalition hopes the Senator heeds her own words and addresses the issue of micro-unions.

The Coalition to Protect Missouri Jobs is an organization committed to protecting jobs in Missouri and standing up for the workers and small businesses in the state that grow the economy and create opportunities.

To learn more, please visit: www.protectmojobs.com