The Missouri General Assembly is expected to consider so-called right-to-work legislation during the session that begins next month, and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says the legislation is likely to pass.
Kinder supported a failed push for the legislation, which would reduce the power of labor unions by eliminating mandatory bargaining fees that labor unions charge workers, during the 2013 session. He believes the House and Senate will approve a plan to allow voters to decide on the matter on the November 2014 ballot.
Kinder says the strength of Missouri’s labor unions is causing the state to fall behind neighboring states with right-to-work laws.