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    Missouri unionists, businesses, officials mobilize vs. 'right-to-work'
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (PAI)--Missouri unionists, businesses and officials mobilized in early March to try to stop a Republican and business-generated stampede to pass so-called "right to work" state legislation.

    But though they packed the state senate Small Business Committee hearing room and offered hours of detailed testimony on the benefits of unionization and the harm such a law would cause, whether lawmakers listened is another matter.

    Both houses of the state legislature are heavily Republican, and passage of such anti-worker anti-union laws, to strip unions of money they need to negotiate contracts and defend workers, is a key cause of the GOP and its right wing and business backers.
    Missouri unionists, businesses, officials mobilize vs. 'right-to-work' » peoplesworld

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    Missouri lawmakers face Friday deadline for bill passage
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-controlled Legislature already has powered through many GOP priorities as lawmakers approach a Friday deadline to pass bills, and legislative leaders said that means the final days of session will be spent tackling what could be some of the most contested legislation of the session: so-called right to work and voter photo identification requirements.

    "We're going to do our stuff first, which is my stuff, which is right to work," said Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard, of Joplin.
    Missouri lawmakers face Friday deadline for bill passage - Times Union

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    Missouri Senate panel approves right to work as hundreds of union members pack halls
    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri — Opponents of a right-to-work measure packed the Capitol halls as Missouri's Republican leaders pushed to send the measure to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon in the Legislature's final week.

    A Senate committee voted Monday night to advance the bill that prohibits union contracts with businesses in which fees are collected from nonunion employees. It now heads to the full chamber for debate. If approved there, it would have to return to the House before heading to Nixon, who has said in the past that he opposes it.

    The measure is expected to encounter a Democratic filibuster, but Majority Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, has said he wants to pass it this year.
    Missouri Senate panel approves right to work as hundreds of union members pack halls

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    Default Re: Missouri Right-to-work bill for construction unions passes House committee

    Mo. Senate shuts down debate to pass "right-to-work"
    JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri Senate Republicans shut down debate Tuesday to pass a “right-to-work” measure after Democrats filibustered the bill for more than eight hours.

    In return, Senate Democrats plan to shut down everything else until the session ends at 6 p.m. Friday.

    The Republicans “are the ones who chose the nuclear option,” said Sen. Scott Sifton, D-St. Louis County. The rare measure to shut down debate, known as the previous question, has been used in the Senate only 14 times since 1970. It’s often used in the House.
    Mo. Senate shuts down debate to pass "right-to-work" : News

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    Teamsters Protest In Missouri Capitol Against Right To Work

    I have a couple of Teamster buddies in Missouri and I do not want to see this pass!

    Another battle is raging in the state of Missouri against a right-to-work-for-less legislative attack on unions. And Teamsters are on the front line with other union members fighting for American workers.
    On Monday, workers and union leaders stormed the Missouri Capitol as state lawmakers heard testimony on the proposed bill to make the "Show-Me-State" the 26th "right to work" state in the country.
    Hundreds of workers, including Teamsters from Local 618 and others, are making their voices heard against the latest corporate assault on working families. Missourians have packed the gallery and overflow room of the Capitol while the Senate debates the bill.

    We've seen a lot of anti-worker schemes come out of ALEC's bag of tricks in recent years. But "right to work" still appears to be the preferred weapon against workers and their unions.
    Teamsters protest in Mo. Capitol against right to work |Teamster Nation

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    Default Re: Missouri Right-to-work bill for construction unions passes House committee

    TV ads open summer battle over fate of right-to-work legislation
    Although Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon already has declared he’ll veto an anti-union bill known as “right to work,’’ a labor coalition has launched a TV ad campaign anyway.

    The ad blitz is likely just the first salvo in what could be a summer-long effort by both sides to sway the public and politicians on the bill, which would bar employers and unions from requiring all workers in a bargaining unit to pay dues.

    The labor coalition is called “Preserve Middle-Class Missouri.” It has been running ads since last Tuesday on broadcast stations around the state – with a primary focus on Kansas City and St. Louis, the state’s two biggest media markets.
    TV ads open summer battle over fate of right-to-work legislation | St. Louis Public Radio

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    Default Re: Missouri Right-to-work bill for construction unions passes House committee

    He did it!!!

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Vetos Right-To-Work Bill
    Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a measure Thursday that would have made Missouri the 26th right-to-work state, and it's unclear whether proponents will be able to muster enough support in the Republican-led Legislature to override the veto.

    The governor, a longtime opponent of the effort, traveled to the Kansas City area to announce the veto among local United Auto Workers union members near a Ford assembly plant. The bill would have barred workplace contracts that require all employees- even those who aren't union members - to pay union fees.
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Vetos Right-To-Work Bill | Crooks and Liars

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    Default Re: Missouri Right-to-work bill for construction unions passes House committee

    Both sides prepare as right-to-work battle heats up

    I am not sure how long this site is going to let us view this article but the quotes will tell you enough of what is going on. I thought this veto was a done deal.


    Southwest Missouri Democrats plan a second town hall meeting to support Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of right-to-work legislation.

    Teresa Henry, a Democrat candidate for attorney general, will be the featured speaker at the event set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the IBEW Hall, 3316 S. Main St.

    Groups for and against the measure are gearing up in advance of the veto session that starts Sept. 16 in Jefferson City.

    The Missouri Chamber of Commerce is leading the charge for the veto override and suggests "an increasing likelihood of a successful vote."

    Chamber officials say the action "will put Missouri back on the map for job creators." Missouri is nearly surrounded by right-to-work states, they argue, and as a result they say they are told the state often is overlooked as a place for job creation.
    Susan Redden: Both sides prepare as right-to-work battle heats up - Joplin Globe: Local News

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    Default Re: Missouri Right-to-work bill for construction unions passes House committee

    I thought once it had been vetoed, that was it for the RTW issue for a while but I guess not!

    Focus on 'right to work' gets more intense as legislators consider override attempt
    After a brief hiatus, both sides in the battle over “right to work” are back with a vengeance as they gear up for the Missouri General Assembly’s veto session in just over two weeks.

    The dueling campaigns may be aimed, in part, at influencing Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Cape Girardeau. A spokesman said the speaker has yet to decide whether to bring up the “right to work” bill, which was vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon earlier this summer.

    To override the governor, backers need to sway at least 18 Republicans in the state House to switch their opposing votes. The state Senate needs only a couple Republicans to change their minds.
    Focus on 'right to work' gets more intense as legislators consider override attempt | St. Louis Public Radio

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    'Right to work' effort fails in Missouri House, will be top issue in 2016

    Fantastic news at least for now!
    Backers of “right to work” fell 13 votes short in the Missouri House, killing the most successful effort so far in the state to enact the law to curb union rights in the workplace.

    The Missouri House voted 96-63 Wednesday to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of the bill, which would have barred unions and employers from requiring all workers in a bargaining unit to pay dues or fees.
    House Speaker Todd Richardson said later that he'll work with the GOP caucus to see if a revised version of "right to work'' that would be veto-proof can be crafted during the next legislative session that begins in January. Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, contended that he had the necessary 23 votes in the Senate for an override, if the measure had gotten through the House.
    'Right to work' effort fails in Missouri House, will be top issue in 2016 | St. Louis Public Radio

 

 
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