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Welcome to the online home of the Transportation Employees Association of Missouri.
As the voice of Missouri highway workers since 1950, TEAM is a legislative advocacy and employee networking organization dedicated to preserving and advancing a high-quality work environment and fostering a sense of community among our members.
The 2019 legislative session began on January 9, 2019. For an update, see the January 22 Hill Report. We need your input on what topics matter most to you. Be sure to visit your local chapter representatives to find out what bills we support and what bills we are watching that may negatively impact employees.
Lobbyist Harry Hill continues to be our presence in Jefferson City, keeping TEAM leadership up-to-date with House and Senate actions as they occur. To learn more about what our lobbyist does, Click Here.
This year we will again be advocating for the funding of the state employee deferred compensation match as well as a general pay raise. While we did receive a 2% pay increase as of July 1, 2016, many of us have found that this barely covers our latest health insurance price increase, if it is sufficient at all. TEAM supports and will lobby for the 3% increase in Missouri state worker pay that Governor Parson's has asked for in 2020 and again in 2021. TEAM was successful with influencing legislators to support current employees with cost of living increases and deferred compensation match and we look forward to promoting the issues most important to our members this year as well.
Our members work hard. They play an integral role in ensuring the safety of Missouri's traveling public. They patch potholes in the burning sun, and run plows in the ice and snow. Unfortunately, as employees of one of the lowest-paying state governments in the nation, many are struggling to support their families and make ends meet. TEAM exists for the purpose of making these concerns heard.
If you have a specific request or concern regarding current legislative action, please contact your local chapter president or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in serving TEAM in any capacity, statewide or your local chapter, please contact any of your local officers or David Sims at email@example.com.
NEXT STATEWIDE MEETING: April 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. Best Western, 1937 Christy Drive, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101.
We hope to see you there!
Statewide TEAM President: David Sims, Southeast District
Statewide TEAM Vice President: Hal Smith, Central District
Statewide TEAM Treasurer: David B. Taylor, Southeast District
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