In advance of the Aug. 7 vote on Missouri’s right to vote law, the Missourians for Freedom to Work have been working to counter the advertisements and literature put out by the labor unions.
The data is on the side of right to work:
- Fifty-four percent of Missouri CEOs believe right to work will help make Missouri more competitive. (Missouri Chamber Gallup Survey)
- According to interviews with national site selectors, Missouri is operating at only 60 percent of its capacity without right to work. In fact, Missouri is often not even considered in site selection because it isn’t a right to work state. (Missouri Chamber Gallup Survey)
- Twenty-seven other states are right to work.
- Compared with other states, right to work states have more GDP growth (15.3 percent for right to work states vs. 11.9 percent for non-right to work states), job growth (8.6 percent vs. 5 percent), private sector employment growth (26.7 percent vs. 15.4 percent), and change in real personal income (39.3 percent to 25.8 percent). (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Spread the word, and don’t forget to get out and vote on the 7th. Here’s what you’ll see on the ballot:
Do the people of the state of Missouri want to adopt Senate Bill 19 (“Right-to-Work”) as passed by the general assembly in 2017, which prohibits as a condition of employment the forced membership in a labor organization (union) or forced payments of dues in full or pro-rata (fair-share); make any activity which violates employees’ rights illegal and ineffective; allow legal remedies for anyone injured as a result of another person violating or threatening to violate employees’ rights; and which shall not apply to union agreements entered into before the effective date of Senate Bill 19?
State and local government entities expect no costs or savings.
Fair Ballot Language: A “yes” vote will adopt Senate Bill 19 (“right-to-work”), passed by the general assembly in 2017. If adopted, Senate Bill 19 will amend Missouri law to prohibit, as a condition of employment, forced membership in a labor organization (union) or forced payments of dues or fees, in full or pro-rata (“fair-share”), to a union. Senate Bill 19 will also make any activity which violates employees’ rights provided by the bill illegal and ineffective and allow legal remedies for anyone injured as a result of another person violating or threatening to violate those employees’ rights. Senate Bill 19 will not apply to union agreements entered into before the effective date of Senate Bill 19, unless those agreements are amended or renewed after the effective date of Senate Bill 19.
A “no” vote will reject Senate Bill 19 (“right-to-work”), and will result in Senate Bill 19 not becoming Missouri law.
If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.