Breaking News

New JC superintendent named December 19, 2014

‘Right to Work’ debate heats up

Incoming state Senate President Pro Tem Robert Mayer, R-Dexter, thinks his neighbors’ experiences in southeast Missouri suggest a need to change the entire state’s labor laws.

Looking at new jobs created in Tennessee and in northeastern Arkansas “over the last 15 years,” Mayer told reporters last week, “I believe that ‘Right to Work’ is a good policy for Missouri — certainly for southeast Missouri, southwest Missouri and other rural areas of the state.”

Read additional details in our newspaper or e-Edition. Newspaper subscribers: Click on an e-Edition article and log in using your current account information at no extra charge. For e-edition help, e-mail circ@newstribune.com. Click here to purchase the full version of archived articles.

“Right to Work” is a provision of federal law that allows a state to prohibit what is called a “closed shop,” where membership in a union is required as a condition of having a job. But Senate Democrats immediately questioned Mayer’s plan.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting

News Tribune - comments