labor unions http://kbia.org en 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 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' House panel hears bill limiting union fees http://kbia.org/post/house-panel-hears-bill-limiting-union-fees <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;House committee is considering legislation that would change the ability of certain public employee labor unions to collect fees.</span></p><p>The Workforce Development and Workforce Safety Committee heard public testimony Monday on the measure its supporters call "paycheck protection."</p><p>If passed, the measure would go to the voters for approval. Sponsoring Rep. Holly Rehder, of Sikeston, says that would get around a likely veto from Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, who vetoed similar legislation last year.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:56:38 +0000 Associated Press 47598 at http://kbia.org House panel hears bill limiting union fees 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 Patriot Coal and United Mine Workers strike potential deal http://kbia.org/post/patriot-coal-and-united-mine-workers-strike-potential-deal <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The nation's biggest miners' union and Patriot Coal Co. say they have reached a potential settlement over the severity of wage and benefits cuts a bankruptcy judge had allowed the company to impose.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:16:00 +0000 Associated Press 38718 at http://kbia.org Patriot Coal and United Mine Workers strike potential deal