• Courts Give Right-to-Work Opponents a Second Option to Try to Block Law

    From St. Louis Public Radio:  A Missouri appeals court helped labor groups Tuesday, giving them a backup plan in their attempt to block the new right-to-work law that’ll take effect Aug. 28. The court ruled that the...

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  • Court OKs Missouri Right-To-Work Ballot Rundowns by Democrat

    From U.S. News & World Report:  Missouri appellate judges are reinstating descriptions of initiative petitions against right to work laws that were approved by the former Democratic secretary of state. The Missouri Court of Appeals’ Western District...

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  • 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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