By Sahid Fawaz

Good news for workers in Missouri: the state's highest court will allow a critical referendum to proceed.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:

"A last-ditch legal effort to derail a vote by Missourians on whether they want the state to become a “right to work” state has been rejected.

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Thursday that it would not take up an appeal of a lower court ruling that paved the way for labor unions to place a question on the November 2018 ballot asking whether voters want the new law.

At issue is a controversial law approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Eric Greitens that bans the collection of union dues as a condition of employment.

The governor and fellow Republicans argue such a law will create jobs and lure businesses to the Show-me state. It was the cornerstone of a number of pro-business initiatives approved by the Republican majorities that control state government.

Unions including the Missouri AFL-CIO contend the law is anti-worker and used a little-used law to ban the implementation of the law until a vote is held."

For more on this development, check out the rest of the story at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch here.


0 #6 Mike Klingbeil 2017-10-09 04:56
+5 #5 Mike 2017-10-06 18:38
I am a APWU Local President and we have the bs that employees don't have to join Union. I am very well organized as most see value of union but I think it's bullshit that the non members can collect awards and benefits that the union dues paying members paid the officers and national to win. They should not reap the rewards for free. It's crap!!
+6 #4 Tom Luechtefeld 2017-10-06 17:44
UAW local 25, 1999, and 2250! After retiring in 2008, I voluntarily still pay union dues. I am grateful for the benefits for my hard work.
+8 #3 Hiram Reames 2017-10-06 12:27
42 year member Operating Engineers local 701. Proud to pay dues every time
Wife 30 years IBEW local 48
-1 #2 Steve woods 2017-10-06 12:19
Please edit the word majorities to majority. Otherwise this is very good news.
+6 #1 Charles Miller 2017-10-06 10:47
8) Unions, proud to be a dues paying member! That is my right. Don't like Unions? Don't join one. That is YOUR right.

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