Monthly Archives: July 2018
Tuesday – August 7, 2018
For Election Information
in Boone County:
Voter ID Information:
Websites related to the Primary Election
Prepared by staff of Daniel Boone Regional Library:
Proposition A – “Right to Work”
Information from: http://www.vote411.org/
Simple majority required.
Ballot wording: Do the people of the state of Missouri want to adopt Senate Bill 19 (“Right-to-Work”) as passed by the general assembly in 2017, which prohibits as a condition of employment the forced membership in a labor organization (union) or forced payments of dues in full or pro-rata (fair-share); make any activity which violates employees’ rights illegal and ineffective; allow legal remedies for anyone injured as a result of another person violating or threatening to violate employees’ rights; and which shall not apply to union agreements entered into before the effective date of Senate Bill 19? State and local government entities expect no costs or savings.
Summary: The measure would mandate that no employee can be required to join a labor union or pay dues to a labor union as a condition of employment. The measure would exempt any labor agreements in effect before Aug. 28 of last year. The proposal was passed by the Legislature last year but was put on the ballot through a referendum petition drive organized by unions. Supporters of the proposed law, dubbed “right to work,” say it would guarantee individual employees’ right to decide whether to join a union or pay union dues. They also say the law would result in more jobs by attracting businesses to the state and improving the Missouri economy. Opponents dispute that and say the measure would drive wages down. They also say it’s unfair for an employee of a company to benefit from a contract negotiated by a union without financially supporting the union.
City of Columbia – Proposition 1- Water Bond Issue
Information from the city of Columbia at this link:
Candidate & Ballot Issue Forum
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
6:30 p.m. (refreshments 6:00 p.m.)
Columbia Public Library
This forum will feature candidates for the three contested primary election races in Boone County on August 7.*
Associate Circuit Judge, Division 9
Associate Circuit Judge, Division 11
Boone County Presiding Commissioner
Statewide Ballot Issue: Proposition A (Known as “Right to Work”
Matthew Panik – Mo Chamber of Commerce – (pro) Prop A
Paul Rainsberger – former Chair of Labor Studies, Univ. of MO System – (con) Prop A
Local Ballot Issue: Proposition 1 – Water bond
Tad Johnsen– Columbia Water & Light Dept.
Moderators: David Lile and Renee Hulsoff
KFRU will broadcast the forum live.
The Columbia Public Library is a cosponsor of this event which is free and open to the public.
*(Note: All candidates in the contested races are Democrats. The non-contested races will also be on the ballot.)