Black Workers Matter – Marcia Gant on livable wages

In a partnership with Communication Workers of American Local 6355, OBS and CWA are pushing the Working While Black and Working from the Bottom campaigns. CWA Local 6355 has been working hard to education its members on Missouri’s Paycheck Deception attack on unions that won’t allow automatic deduction of dues. The two groups hosted “Workers’ Happy Hour” in Kansas City and St. Louis to talk about upcoming ballot initiatives that impact workers (like Prop B and Amendment 1). We also interviewed workers about their jobs, wages and life situations. Some of these video stories will be released weekly up to Election Day.

Hear Marcia Gant.

 

OBS Election Central

Here’s some helpful information and links to get you tayari (ready) to be an informed voter on November 6.

YES on Amendment 1

YES on Prop B

Missouri Voter Guide

Sample Ballot for City of St. Louis 

Sample Ballot for St. Louis County

Find your polling location

The Man, the Money & the Map -3 M’s (leaflet)
Remember the 3 M’s (graphic)

Articles on election issues by Jamala Rogers
My struggle with marijuana
Amendment 1 would empower The People
Clean up Missouri politics with Amendment 1
Let’s raise the minimum wage

Retention of Judges

OBS has been been giving recommendations from our friends in the legal community to vote NO on these judges. We will continue to update as we get information.

Judge Thom Clark
A former prosecutor under Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Clark is a member of the conservative Federalist Society. His racist attitudes towards Black defendants and attorneys are no secret. His ruling following, eg. resists bond reductions and fair sentencing.

Judge Joan Moriarity
Moriarity served as a prosecutor under the infamous Bob McCulloch and now works in the City of St. Louis. Her racial bias plays out in the courtroom as does her partiality to law enforcement.

O22-National Day Against Police Brutality

Re-envisioning Public Safety

IT’S TIME TO GET REAL! Arrest & Incarcerate has failed. People, families, neighborhoods, whole communities are left devastated in its wake. It is way past time to shift from this model to a problem-solving model that makes people truly safe and also gets at the root causes of crime.

We need to shift our city budget priorities to do so. At this year’s O22 the Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression (CAPCR) will launch our campaign to divest from policing and re-invest that money in our communities.

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Black Workers Matter-Hear from Darlene Piffins

In a partnership with Communication Workers of American Local 6355, OBS and CWA are pushing the Working While Black and Working from the Bottom campaigns. CWA Local 6355 has been working hard to education its members on Missouri’s Paycheck Deception attack on unions that won’t allow automatic deduction of dues. The two groups hosted “Workers’ Happy Hour” in Kansas City and St. Louis to talk about upcoming ballot initiatives that impact workers (like Prop B and Amendment 1). We also interviewed workers about their jobs, wages and life situations. Some of these video stories will be released weekly up to Election Day.

Here’s Darlene Piffins’ story…