They packed the Small Business Committee hearing room and offered detailed testimony on the benefits of unionization and the harm such a law would cause.
"Paycheck deception" legislation, which its right-wing backers disguise as "paycheck protection" is another ALEC/corporate brainstorm.
My members, along with hundreds of labor, community, faith and student allies, have arrived to show support to fast food workers organizing for $15-an hour and a union.
"Today we are united, side by side; we have to stick together, because if we lose, everyone who works for a living will pay the price."
The ban violates the worker's labor law rights, ALJ Melissa Olivero ruled on August 14 in a case involving Fort Lauderdale-based Everglades University.
"They want to take away your right to support your union. They don't want us to be here."
"We live in a time in which more and more capital is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told union delegates at the AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference.
"We cannot cut our way to job creation," the Rev. Roosevelt Broadnax told labor and community allies.
A new utility workers protection law passed in Missouri could become a model for other such legislation nationally.
A dozen or so Republicans signaled their leadership that they wanted no part of the anti-union agenda.