Union Workers Rally Against Proposal To Weaken Organized Labor

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Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert

Hundreds of union members and supporters packed the lawn outside of the state capitol building to show opposition to proposed “right to work” bills pending in the General Assembly. Gov. Jay Nixon told the crowd he would not hesitate to veto anti-worker legislation as he has in the past.

One House proposal would put measure to put right to work on the August ballot, bypassing the governor. Right to work, as supporters call it, would bar employers from requiring employees to be members of a union as part of a contract agreement with a labor organization.

Supporters say the change would encourage businesses to locate and expand in Missouri. Opponents argue that the proposals are politically motivated attempts to hurt unions and will result in lower wages and fewer benefits for workers in the state.

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