• Fighting Back Against RTW in Missouri

    Earlier this year, Missouri became the 28th “Right-to-Work” state. “Right to work” (RTW) is the name for a policy designed to take away rights from working people. The policy is wrong, and the Machinists in Missouri are...

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  • MO Right-to-Work Backers Turn to Courts to Stop Union-Led Ballot Initiative

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Supporters of Missouri’s new “right to work” law have filed another lawsuit seeking to scuttle an attempt by labor officials to put the issue before voters for an up-or-down vote. In a suit...

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  • After ‘Right to Work” Passage, MO Lawmakers Continue Debate on Controversial Labor Bills

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Weeks after passing a ‘right to work’ bill prohibiting mandatory union dues, Missouri Republicans continue to move full steam ahead on the labor reform proposals. The election of Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican,...

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  • Right-to-Work Law Brings Sense of Unease to MO’s Union Members

    From St. Louis Public Radio:  Organized labor was able to stop “right to work” in Missouri for decades, most notably when voters rejected a 1978 ballot item. But their luck ran out last month when Gov. Eric...

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  • Legal Implications of Right-to-Work in Missouri

    From St. Louis Public Radio:  Earlier this week, Gov. Eric Greitens signed right-to-work legislation into law in Missouri. He signed Senate Bill 19, which bars unions and employers from requiring workers to pay dues, and goes into effect...

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  • Missouri Becomes 28th Right-to-Work State

    From The Wall Street Journal:  Missouri adopted a law Monday allowing workers to avoid paying dues at union workplaces, becoming the 28th right-to-work state and the second to do so this year following state-level GOP victories in...

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  • MO Lawmakers Send Right-to-Work Bill to Greitens

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  A moment long dreaded by the state’s labor unions and their supporters arrived on Thursday, as Missouri lawmakers sent a right-to-work proposal to a Republican governor who has promised for months that he’d...

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  • Missouri Senate Advances Right to Work

    From The Daily Reporter:  Missouri’s Republican-led Senate on Wednesday advanced a right-to-work bill to ban mandatory union fees that would exempt current contracts until they expire. Senators voted 21-12, with three Republicans joining Democratic opponents, to give...

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  • MO Created More Jobs Last Year Than All Our Right-to-Work Neighbors

    From the Labor Tribune:  If Governor Eric Greitens wanted more proof that “right-to-work” has little impact on job creation, he only has to look at the latest job stats from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: year-to-year in...

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  • MO House Members Take a Big Step Toward Passing Right to Work

    From St. Louis Public Radio:  Members of the Missouri House have taken a big step toward delivering a right-to-work law to Missouri. On Wednesday, the House initially passed state Rep. Holly Rehder’s legislation, which would bar unions...

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