1. Midwest Democracy reports that the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization are urging Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to veto a bill that will allow employers to refuse to provide health insurance coverage for contraception, sterilization or abortion.

    The union equated it to two other bills Nixon vetoed earlier this year — one that would make it harder to prove discrimination claims in court and another that would have moved occupational diseases to the workers’ compensation system.

    Read more here.

    - Robert Abel

    midwestdemocracy.com »

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