right to work

Government
8:04 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Missouri Legislators Discuss Right-To-Work Bill

A bill that would turn Missouri into a right-to-work state was the subject of a hearing in Jefferson City Monday.

As written, the so-called “Freedom to Work Act” would bar workers from being required to engage or cease engaging in labor union activities as a condition for employment.

Greg Johns with the group Missourians for Right to Work cites Oklahoma as an example of where it has worked.

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Government
10:10 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Labor Union Members Rally At Missouri Capitol

Around 200 labor union members rallied outside the Missouri Capitol on March 27th, 2013, voicing opposition to "anti-worker" bills in the Missouri House and Senate.
Marshall Griffin St. Louis Public Radio

Labor union members from across Missouri descended on the State Capitol today, hoping to convince lawmakers to defeat bills they say are anti-worker.

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Government
10:05 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Right To Work Debated In Missouri

Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City.
jimmywayne Flickr

Supporters and opponents of legislation that would make Missouri a right-to-work state crowded into a hearing room Wednesday at the State Capitol. 

The bill would forbid workers from being forced to join unions or pay union dues as a condition of employment. 

Greg Hoberock, national chair of Associated Builders and Contractors, testified in favor of the measure.

“I don’t think this bill excludes union membership, I think it give the employee the right to make their own choice to further (their) income and to have a job and to do what they want to do,” said Hoberock.

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