Missouri Republicans may seek to move vote over ‘right to work’

Missouri Republican lawmakers are planning to introduce legislation that would move this year’s vote over the state’s “right-to-work” law from the November general election to the August primary, when voter turnout is expected to be lower.

The move could have implications for the right-to-work law, which would ban the mandatory collection of union dues in unionized workplaces, and the state’s U.S. Senate race.

Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Sikeston, and Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, are considering introducing measures in their respective chambers to change the election date.

Last year, a right-to-work measure was passed by the Republican-controlled Missouri Legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. But the law’s implementation was delayed when labor organizers submitted 300,000 signatures calling for a ballot measure on the issue.

Read more: Springfield News-Leader, St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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