Right to Work Continues Moving

Right to Work is continuing to make its way through the legislative process.  Yesterday, the House Economic Development Committee voted to consolidate and pass a Right to Work bill - HBs 91, 42, 131, 265, & 314 - and the bill will be heard by the Rules - Legislative Oversight Committee today at 1:30 p.m.

In addition, the Senate bill – SB19, sponsored by Sen. Dan Brown – was heard yesterday by the Senate General Laws Committee, chaired by Right to Work supporter Sen. Bob Onder.

Testimony included supportive remarks from Vincent Vernuccio of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Greg Mourad of the National Right to Work Foundation, and Matt Patterson of the Americans for Tax Reform Center for Worker Freedom, among many others.

James Harris testified at the hearing on behalf of the Adam Smith Foundation, focusing on the economic importance of adopting Right to Work.  We are surrounded by Right to Work states, and 30.6% of our state’s population lives in the counties bordering a Right to Work state – the counties most likely to lose jobs to these bordering states due to our competitive disadvantage. 

If we adopt Right to Work, we will have a competitive advantage over the neighboring state of Illinois, helping to attract new jobs for the 36.3% of our state’s residents who live in the counties along the Mississippi River.

With clear pro-Right to Work majorities in both houses of the General Assembly and a pro-Right to Work Governor, Missouri will pass a Right to Work law this year.