Missouri Chamber continues to tout ‘right-to-work’ benefits

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Photo courtesy of Jobs With Justice/Flickr

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is continuing its campaign in support of establishing “right-to-work” laws in the state, pointing to impact of similar laws in other states that have recently adopted them.

Gov. Jay Nixon last week vetoed a proposed right-to-work bill, which would have barred employers and unions from requiring workers to pay dues if a majority of employees have voted to join a union. The bill fell short of veto-proof backing in both chambers of the Republican-controlled Legislature.

But, pointing to a new ranking by Site Selection magazine of “Top 10 Competitive States,” Chamber President Dan Mehan said Missouri would see fewer jobs because of Nixon’s veto.

“The article underlines what economic development professionals and enterprising states already know: Right-to-Work status means more jobs for the states that have the foresight and courage to enact it,” Mehan said.

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