right-to-work

House votes in favor of the right-to-work measure

Feb 12, 2015
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The House voted 91-64, to give final approval on Thursday to a right-to-work measure, which would bar unions in the state from collecting fees from non-members. Last session, the chamber failed to get a constitutional majority, so Republican leaders dropped it.

It's unclear whether the Senate will pass the measure.

Legislation to make Missouri a "right-to-work" state is again coming up in state Senate.

A senate panel last week endorsed two bills that would make it a misdemeanor to require workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment.

One of the two proposals, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, would go before voters if it passes the Legislature. The other would go to the governor's desk.

Newscast for January 30, 2012

Jan 30, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Legislation making Missouri a "right-to-work" state returns to the state Capitol.
  • A proposed bill would abolish the death penalty in Missouri, but its detractors greatly outnumber its supporters.
  • Republican hopefuls for Claire McCaskill's U.S. Senate seat will debate in a Branson high school auditorium tonight.