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‘Right-to-work’ bill unlikely to get traction, Missouri Senate leader says



The leader of the Missouri Senate said it’s “unlikely” a so-called right-to-work bill will get through the Missouri Legislature this year.

Asked Wednesday about the bill, which would ban mandatory collection of union dues, Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, said he supports “the freedom to work” but doesn’t think the passage of a right-to-work bill is likely.

Sen. Eric Burlison, R-Springfield, pre-filed such a bill in December.

In August, Missouri voters rejected a law that would have made Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. The measure was approved by legislators and signed into law by former Gov. Eric Greitens in 2017, but it was blocked by an initiative petition, leading to the August vote.

Read more: Missourinet

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