There are so many reasons why Missouri voters should say no to Prop A that I don’t know where to start.
It’s no accident that most of the Right to Work (RTW) states are in the South – the birthplace of chattel slavery, Black Codes and Jim Crow laws that guaranteed the free and almost-free labor that made the cotton industry profitable. Racial discrimination followed African Americans up North to industrialized jobs where they were often forced into the most menial, unsafe and grueling jobs. Black folks have been fighting for fairness and dignity in employment ever since. Read more