August 7th Ballot Measure Considering “Right To Work” In Missouri

Yes or no decision.

Yes or no decision.

Alton, Mo. – The following is from the Secretary of State Website [1] and will be on the August 7, 2018 primary ballot. The law enacting “Right-To-Work” was passed in 2017. It, however, did not go into effect because of a petition drive to put it to the voters of Missouri.

Official Ballot Title:

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.


Notes:

  1. ^https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/petitions/2018BallotMeasures (go back↩)

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