'Right-to-work' bill held up in Missouri House

On April 9, 2014, the Missouri House of Representatives voted 78-68 in favor of a "right-to-work" bill that would ban unions and employers from requiring workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment. That was four votes shy of the 82 votes necessary to send the legislation to the Missouri Senate for a vote. Governor Jay Nixon made it clear that he would veto any right-to-work bill passed by the legislature. To nullify his veto threat, the bill would have put the right-to-work question on the ballot for Missouri voters in August. Read More...