Working people in Missouri sent a clear message to the whole country yesterday: We won't be fooled by so-called "right to work" legislation and other efforts to prevent us from joining together to fight for good jobs, fair wages and strong communities.
I am proud of the hundreds of CWA members and retirees in Missouri who spent countless hours knocking on doors, making phone calls and sending text messages to turn out the vote. We reached out to voters across the state with television advertising and direct mail.
In addition to defeating Proposition A, we elected one of our own, Karla May, to the Missouri State Senate. Karla is an AT&T Service Representative who is an 18-year member of CWA Local 6300 and a dedicated St. Louis activist. Karla will be a strong voice for working people in Missouri.
When we fight we win. Working people are energized like never before. The ultra wealthy and the elected officials who have helped rig the system in their favor are on notice. This November we will go to the polls to elect our allies, defeat our enemies and fight for our democracy.
About CWA: The Communications Workers of America represents 700,000 working men and women in telecommunications, customer service, media, airlines, public service and manufacturing.