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Missouri Senate ready to debate "right to work'

Missouri Senate ready to debate "right to work'

March 13th, 2011 in News

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."