Right to Work and the War on Workers in Missouri [Sponsored Panel]

Right to Work and the War on Workers in Missouri [Sponsored Panel]

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Friday, Jul. 15 10:00 AM (Eastern)

Ends: Friday, Jul. 15 11:15 AM (Eastern)

Anti-worker advocates in the Show Me State’s Legislature have in recent years tried to repeatedly push through bills that would curb workers’ collective bargaining rights and their ability to contribute to their union through so-called right-to-work and paycheck deception legislation. Those efforts have been fueled by corporate dollars. But Missouri isn’t the only state where this is going on. This panel will discuss the struggle for workers’ rights.


Tyler Longpine


State Legislative Coordinator, International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Union brother, mountain athlete, Oreo enthusiast and non-profit professional with 14 years of experience in campaign development, project management and issue-based advocacy.

Veteran of Moore for Congress, Boyda for Congress, Sebelius for Governor, Kansas Secretary of State’s office, Davis for Kansas, DNC.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk.


Theresa Hester

Theresa is a union organizer at UFCW Local 655. She has been an active member in Local 655 for twelve years, recognized for her powerful testimony against Right-To-Work legislation in 2015.

State Senator Jamilah Nasheed

Nasheed represents the fifth district in the Missouri Senate, and formerly served in the House. In December, she was chosen to chair the Missouri Black Legislative Caucus.

Sean Soendker Nicholson


Sean Soendker Nicholson is a Principal at GPS Impact. Previously, he served as Executive Director of Progress Missouri, helping to found the communications and research organization in 2011. Before Progress Missouri, Sean was the Executive Director of Fired Up! Missouri and a Vice President at Kennedy Communications, a Democratic communications and research shop in Washington, DC. A proud Mizzou Tiger and Georgetown Hoya, he lives in Columbia, MO with his wife, Trista, and two sons, Judah and Abram.

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