Missouri Senate leaders doubtful ‘right-to-work’ law will resurface

Since Election Day, state lawmakers have openly mulled the possibility of altering ballot items that Missouri voters approved. However, they have expressed little interest in revisiting the state’s right-to-work law, which voters repealed by a wide margin during the state’s August primaries.

Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, who will serve as next president pro tem of the Missouri Senate, said this fall that the issue was “over.”

“I think the voters have voted. I don’t think there’s any shape, form or fashion where the legislature would attempt to bring this up,” Schatz said.

Unions threw their weight behind Proposition A, which sought to repeal the state’s right-to-work law. The measure was approved by about 67 percent of voters in a primary that saw higher than normal turnout.

Senate Minority Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, said it’s unlikely the GOP wants to disturb organized labor again by passing another right-to-work law in 2019.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio


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