Right to Work Vote Will Move Forward

Date: October 17, 2017

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Efforts are still underway to push back against unions, however.

Despite efforts to push back on the union-led ballot initiative about Missouri’s new right to work law, the question—asking voters whether or not Missouri should become a right to work state—will appear on the ballot in November 2018.

Kansas City attorney Ed Greim filed a challenge to the initiative petition in court based on the argument that the petition contained grammatical errors and could confuse voters who may not realize they are voting to overturn an existing law. The law, which was approved by the Missouri Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Greitens earlier this year, states that workers cannot be forced to join a union or pay dues to a union as a condition of employment.

The Missouri Supreme Court declined to take up the appeal of a lower court ruling, however, so voters will get a say about the law in November next year and the law is kept in limbo until then. However, Greim told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that there are still other options that could block this from happening, including challenging the more than 300,000 signatures collected to put the initiative on the ballot.

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