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Right to work: Allow workers to opt out of joining a union

Coverage of SB19 by TheHill.com: Gov. Eric Greitens (R) signed legislation that will allow workers to opt out of joining a union, the latest victory for business groups in their nationwide war with labor unions. Greitens signed the so-called right-to-work bill at an abandoned warehouse in Springfield. Labor groups protested at the state capitol last week, after the Republican-led state legislature passed right-to-work legislation. But Greitens kept his promise made on the campaign trail to sign the bill into law.

"The states that have passed [right-to-work laws] in the last few years have shown unemployment drop considerably," said the bill's lead sponsor. Union groups plan to use a ballot measure to reverse the new law.

Legislative outcome: Passed House 100-59-3; passed Senate 21-12-1 on Jan. 26; signed by Gov. Greitens on Feb. 6

Source: The Hill on Missouri legislative voting records for SB19 , Feb 2, 2017

Right to Work instead of Project Labor Agreements

Since 2009, the country has had 10% private sector job growth. If we had grown just as fast as the rest of the country since `09, we would have 120,000 more jobs in Missouri today. Instead, we've fallen behind.

The people have sent us a message: We must do everything in our power to put people back to work in good, high-paying jobs. That's why we must join 27 other states and sign Right to Work. That's why we must do away with expensive Project Labor Agreements that drive up the costs of construction and slow down important projects in our communities.

We must repeal our state's version of the Davis-Bacon act, which drives up the cost of important construction work that needs to get done. It hurts rural workers. It sets back rural families. We will eliminate these ineffective and outdated laws. And we will tap into the ingenuity and hard work of Missourians, because Missourians are ready to work.

Source: 2017 State of the State address to Missouri Legislature , Jan 17, 2017

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