Missouri voters on August 7 defeated a right-to-work ballot measure. That means workers will remain stuck in a labor union they may not want and that may not be providing good value, said Competitive Enterprise Institute labor policy analyst Trey Kovacs:
Unfortunately, Big Labor’s big spending paid off. Unions from around the country poured millions of dollars into Missouri to sway voters against enacting Right to Work. As a result, labor unions in Missouri can still force workers to pay the union in order to keep their jobs, which is a terrible injustice to the hard-working men and women in the Show-Me state. All workers deserve the right to determine how best to spend their earnings.
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This article is republished with permission from our friends at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
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