Republican Lawmakers Approve Two Measures to Undermine Missouri’s ‘Right to Work’ Referendum

By Sahid Fawaz

A “right to work” referendum originally scheduled for November has state Republican legislators uneasy. In response, they passed two initiatives today to create roadblocks to those who oppose “right to work.”

The St. Louis Dispatch reports:

“In the span of several hours Friday, Missouri lawmakers approved two different measures that some worry could undermine a referendum on the state’s ‘right to work’ law.

Around 5:30 a.m., after an overnight Democrat-led filibuster, the Senate endorsed moving the referendum from the November general election ballot to the August primary ballot, when turnout is lower. At noon, the House endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment making Missouri a right to work state.

‘This will ensure once and for all, enshrining in our Constitution, you have the ability to choose what you belong to,’ said the amendment’s sponsor, Rep. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville.

Voters would have to approve the amendment, but it’s unclear if it would appear on the August or November ballots. Either way, Rep. Karla May, D-St. Louis, said the proposal would undercut the referendum.

‘Now you’re trying to undermine democracy,’ she told Brattin on the House floor.”

For the rest of the story, visit the St. Louis Dispatch here.

Subscribe to the Nations largest union directory and blog site!


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Senders Communications Group, 21201 Victory Blvd. #235, Canoga Park, CA, 91303, http://www.sendersgroup.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Featured Posts:

The Good Fight: Organizing the House of Mouse

This is part of a series highlighting the efforts of organized labor and featured in Labor 411's print directories. Click ...
Read More

Here Is How All 50 States Rank In Union Density. Spoiler: The Carolinas Are The Worst

1. Hawaii • Pct. of workers in unions: 23.1% • Change in union membership (2008-2018): -1.2 ppt. (25th largest decrease) • Union ...
Read More
The Westin

Leave a Reply