Missouri Becomes 28th Right-to-Work State

Date: February 02, 2017

Gov. Eric Greitens has signed Senate Bill 19, legislation making Missouri the 28th right-to-work state in the union.
“This is a big victory for businesses in Missouri,” said Brad Jones, state director of NFIB.

“Seven of the eight states touching Missouri already have right-to-work legislation on the books. Becoming a right-to-work state will immediately make us more competitive regionally and nationally. Employers look at a state’s right-to-work status when deciding where to locate or expand. Becoming a right-to-work state, and becoming more competitive, would create more opportunities for small, family businesses.

“Opponents say right-to-work is anti-union, but that isn’t true. Under Senate Bill 19, if you want to join a union, you’re free to join a union. What right-to-work means is that you don’t have to join a union in order to get a job and support your family. By the same token, right-to-work means you can’t be fired for joining a union.

“Right-to-work means exactly what it says: You have a right to work.”

NFIB is the nation’s and Missouri’s leading small-business association. To learn more, visitNFIB.com/MO and follow @NFIB_MO on Twitter.



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