CWA members and retirees in Missouri played a critical role in defeating Missouri's Proposition A, a so-called "Right to Work" ballot initiative. Voters rejected the measure by a huge margin.
CWA activists collected thousands of commitment cards against the measure, signed up new contributors to the CWA Political Action Fund, and turned out volunteers. They hand billed, phone banked, and canvassed daily in heat that was more than 95 degrees, completing more than 450 volunteer shifts in a six-week period. In addition, CWA reached out to voters across the state with radio, social media, television advertising, and direct mail.
On top of the hard work that went into beating "Right to Work," CWA members also helped elect Karla May to the Missouri State Senate. May, an AT&T Service Representative who is an 18-year member of CWA Local 6300, won an upset victory over incumbent State Senator Jacob Hummel. She has served for more than eight years as a State Representative, and will continue to be a strong voice standing up for working people at the capital.
Missouri CWAers are ready to take this momentum into the November elections, including electing more legislators like May to stand up for working families and stop the attacks from corporations and special interests, and passing Clean Missouri, a critical bill to increase government transparency and to make sure neither political party is given an unfair advantage when new legislative maps are drawn up after the next census.
This historic victory shows that working people can stand up to big corporations and win!
CWA members and retirees in Missouri played a critical role in defeating Missouri's Proposition A, a so-called "Right to Work" ballot initiative.