State Supreme Court Sides with Unions on “Right to Work” Repeal Referendum


By Sahid Fawaz

Good news for workers in Missouri: the state’s highest court will allow a critical referendum to proceed.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:

“A last-ditch legal effort to derail a vote by Missourians on whether they want the state to become a “right to work” state has been rejected.

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Thursday that it would not take up an appeal of a lower court ruling that paved the way for labor unions to place a question on the November 2018 ballot asking whether voters want the new law.

At issue is a controversial law approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Eric Greitens that bans the collection of union dues as a condition of employment.

The governor and fellow Republicans argue such a law will create jobs and lure businesses to the Show-me state. It was the cornerstone of a number of pro-business initiatives approved by the Republican majorities that control state government.

Unions including the Missouri AFL-CIO contend the law is anti-worker and used a little-used law to ban the implementation of the law until a vote is held.”

For more on this development, check out the rest of the story at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch here.

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