right to work http://kbia.org en 11 Missouri lawmakers in right-to-work spotlight http://kbia.org/post/11-missouri-lawmakers-right-work-spotlight <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The quest by House Speaker Tim Jones to pass new limitations on unions has focused attention on 11 of the 108 Republicans in the Missouri House.</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:03:32 +0000 Associated Press 51281 at http://kbia.org 11 Missouri lawmakers in right-to-work spotlight Missouri House endorses 'right to work' bill http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-endorses-right-work-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri's House has narrowly endorsed legislation prohibiting labor contracts from requiring workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:20:26 +0000 Associated Press 51088 at http://kbia.org Missouri House endorses 'right to work' bill Talking Politics: Right to Work and Missouri blue laws http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-right-work-and-missouri-blue-laws <p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:38:00 +0000 Kate Grumke 49834 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Right to Work and Missouri blue laws “Right to Work” bill trying to gain steam in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/right-work-bill-trying-gain-steam-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Across the nation, “right to work” bills have received a lot of attention. Twenty four states have adopted this legislation, most recently Indiana and Michigan. “Right to work” prohibits labor contracts from requiring all workers to pay union fees, regardless of whether they are union members.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:20:11 +0000 Tony Nochim 49832 at http://kbia.org “Right to Work” bill trying to gain steam in Missouri Missouri Lawmakers Tout Accomplishments, Talk On What's Next, As Spring Break Begins http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-tout-accomplishments-talk-whats-next-spring-break-begins The first half of Missouri's 2014 legislative session is over, and lawmakers have left Jefferson City for their annual spring break.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2014&district=110">House Speaker Tim Jones</a>, R-Eureka, touted the passage of several of his priorities, including photo voter ID legislation, conscientious objections to certain medical procedures, and ending the economic border war between Missouri and Kansas.&#160; Jones told reporters Thursday he wants to push several issues when they return in a week and a half, including right Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:07:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 49614 at http://kbia.org Missouri Lawmakers Tout Accomplishments, Talk On What's Next, As Spring Break Begins Mo. House committee endorses 'right to work' http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-committee-endorses-right-work <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;House committee has endorsed a measure, known as "right to work," that would bar labor contracts from requiring that all employees pay&nbsp;<font color="red">union</font>&nbsp;fees.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:25:49 +0000 Associated Press 47975 at http://kbia.org Mo. House committee endorses 'right to work' Missouri union hires former GOP speaker as lobbyist http://kbia.org/post/missouri-union-hires-former-gop-speaker-lobbyist <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of&nbsp;Missouri's&nbsp;largest labor organizations has hired a former Republican House Speaker as a lobbyist.</span></p><p>The&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;AFL-CIO hired Steve Tilley this week as the labor organization prepares to combat "right&nbsp;to work" measures this year. The legislation would prohibit labor contracts from requiring that all employees pay union fees.</p><p>Tilley was first elected to the House in 2004 and became Speaker in 2011. While in that office he shied away from "right&nbsp;to work" and said it was not part of his agenda.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:42:56 +0000 Associated Press 47475 at http://kbia.org Missouri union hires former GOP speaker as lobbyist Why The General Assembly Is Battling Over Right To Work http://kbia.org/post/why-general-assembly-battling-over-right-work The first full week of the Missouri’s General Assembly is officially underway, and already the focus has shifted away from the expected topics – tax cuts and Medicaid expansion – and <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/right-work-bill-praised-blasted-during-house-hearing">landed smack dab in the midst of a potentially bruising battle over labor rights.</a><p>The fight offers the potential of overshadowing other legislative issues for weeks, if not months.<p>Both sides admit that there are key reasons why “right to work’’ – which&#160; centers on who must pay union dues – has come up s Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:08:46 +0000 Jo Mannies 46737 at http://kbia.org Why The General Assembly Is Battling Over Right To Work 'Right-to-work' bill praised and blasted in House committee hearing http://kbia.org/post/right-work-bill-praised-and-blasted-house-committee-hearing <p>A bill to turn Missouri into a right-to-work state was the subject of a hearing in Jefferson City Monday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As written, t</span>he so-called "Freedom to Work Act" (House Bill 1099) would bar workers from being required to "engage in or cease engaging in specified labor organization practices" as a condition for employment.&nbsp; <span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's sponsored by State Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Springfield.</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:42:57 +0000 Marshall Griffin 46620 at http://kbia.org 'Right-to-work' bill praised and blasted in House committee hearing Missouri House panel to hear 'right to work' bill http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-panel-hear-right-work-bill <p></p><p>The first bill being considered by a&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;House committee this year would prohibit the payment of union fees from being a condition of employment.</p><p>The legislation, known as "right&nbsp;to work," is getting a hearing in the House Workplace Development and Workplace Safety Committee.</p><p>It is a top priority for Republican House Speaker Tim Jones, of Eureka. He led a rally of about 100 activists in support of the bill before the legislative session opened last week.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:31:34 +0000 Associated Press 46595 at http://kbia.org Missouri House panel to hear 'right to work' bill 'Right to work' bill scheduled for hearing in House committee http://kbia.org/post/right-work-bill-scheduled-hearing-house-committee <p></p><p>The first bill being considered by a Missouri House committee this year would prohibit the payment of union fees from being a condition of employment.</p><p>The legislation, known as "right to work," is scheduled for a Monday hearing in the House Workplace Development and Workplace Safety Committee.</p><p>It is a top priority for Republican House Speaker Tim Jones, of Eureka. He led a rally of about 100 activists in support of the bill before the legislative session opened last week.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:09:32 +0000 Associated Press 46566 at http://kbia.org 'Right to work' bill scheduled for hearing in House committee Tax Cuts, Student Transfers May Dominate Missouri Legislature's 2014 Session http://kbia.org/post/tax-cuts-student-transfers-may-dominate-missouri-legislatures-2014-session The Missouri General Assembly's 2014 session is underway, and the first day sounded a lot like last year's session.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his opening remarks, House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, laid out his agenda for this year's regular session: medical malpractice reform, making Missouri a right-to-work state, and cutting taxes.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missourians need and want lower </span>taxes," Jones said. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:01:33 +0000 Marshall Griffin 46391 at http://kbia.org Tax Cuts, Student Transfers May Dominate Missouri Legislature's 2014 Session Gov. Nixon, lawmakers differ on priorities http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-lawmakers-differ-priorities <div>Missouri lawmakers open their annual session Wednesday with some different priorities than those of Gov. Jay Nixon.</div><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:45:09 +0000 Associated Press 46342 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon, lawmakers differ on priorities Mo. legislature to consider referring "right-to-work" law to 2014 ballot http://kbia.org/post/mo-legislature-consider-referring-right-work-law-2014-ballot <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After recent successes in Michigan and Indiana, supporters of "right-to-work" laws now are focusing their efforts on Missouri, Ohio and Oregon. But instead of relying on potentially reluctant governors to enact the measures, they are looking to place the issue before voters.</span></p><p>In Missouri, the Republican-led Legislature will consider whether to refer the measure to the 2014 ballot.</p><p>Two dozen states currently have "right-to-work" laws that prohibit union fees from being a condition of employment.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:09:45 +0000 Associated Press 45500 at http://kbia.org Mo. legislature to consider referring "right-to-work" law to 2014 ballot Kinder: Right to work likely to go to Mo. ballot http://kbia.org/post/kinder-right-work-likely-go-mo-ballot <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Lt. </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Peter Kinder is predicting that voters will get a chance to decide whether to make Missouri the </span>25th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> state to enact a right-to-work law.</span></p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 00:30:25 +0000 Associated Press 38612 at http://kbia.org Kinder: Right to work likely to go to Mo. ballot St. Louis NAACP Teams Up With Labor To Fight Right-To-Work Efforts http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-naacp-teams-labor-fight-right-work-efforts <P>The St. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:13:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32046 at http://kbia.org St. Louis NAACP Teams Up With Labor To Fight Right-To-Work Efforts Labor unions rally for collective bargaining rights http://kbia.org/post/labor-unions-rally-collective-bargaining-rights <p>Labor union members from across Missouri descended on the State Capitol today, hoping to convince lawmakers to defeat bills they say are anti-worker. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:50:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31100 at http://kbia.org Labor unions rally for collective bargaining rights Mo. House panel to take up 'right to work' bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-panel-take-right-work-bill <p>A Missouri House committee is taking up legislation that would bar union membership or dues as a condition of employment.</p><p>The House Workforce Development Committee scheduled a public hearing Wednesday on the bill, which supporters call "right to work."</p><p>Approval by the Legislature would put the proposed new law to a statewide vote this November.<br>Supporters argue the legislation would allow Missouri to be more competitive in the job market. Opponents say it would weaken unions and hinder collective bargaining.<br>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:43:30 +0000 Associated Press 28439 at http://kbia.org Mo. House panel to take up 'right to work' bill