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Actor John Goodman in Missouri ad opposing right to work

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Actor John Goodman is featured in a radio ad opposing a right-to-work law on Missouri’s Aug. 7 ballot.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that the ad is airing in the St. Louis market.

Goodman says the law is marketed as a way to help workers. But he tells voters to “look a little deeper, and you’ll see it’s all about corporate greed.”

Goodman starred on “Roseanne.” He went to high school and college in Missouri.

https://apnews.com/c5b976329e174034bbfd14c17bc7cac4

A Toys R Us death blow: Mattel to lay off 2,200 workers

Mattel, the maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels, said Wednesday it is laying off 2,200 workers — or 22 percent of its corporate workforce — as sales slide following the liquidation of Toys R Us.

The toy giant, based in El Segundo, Calif., said sales fell for the fourth consecutive quarter as it struggled to make up for lost business from the closure of nearly 800 Toys R Us stores across the country. Revenue dropped 14 percent to $841 million in the most recent quarter, while losses continued to mount.

“There has been a big discrepancy between our financial performance over the last few years and where the company should be,” chief executive Ynon Kreiz said in a statement.

Shares of Mattel fell as much as 9 percent in after-hours trading following the announcement.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/07/25/toys-r-us-death-blow-mattel-lay-off-workers/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3ce1c56efee0

I was canvassed yesterday on Prop A (RTW)

The young man was very pleasant offered me literature which I declined as I had already long ago decideed to vote No on Prop A as I oppose RTW.

Hope that my fellow Missourians will make an effort to vote on August 7th and Vote No on Prop A and in doing so support Unions and their members.
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