Missouri Senate ready to debate ‘right to work’
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Missouri’s Senate is set to take up the “Right to Work” issue Monday — a priority of Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, R-Dexter.
Lawmakers will debate a bill introduced by Sen. Luann Ridgeway, R-Smithville, that would prohibit any requirement that a person join a union, or pay dues to a union, in order to get any job in the state — the “right to work.”
“It’s not about the unions or trying to prohibit the unions from doing what they do,” Mayer said. “I believe that, if a union is doing what they claim they’re doing, workers will want to be a part of their membership and will want to pay dues.”