Yesterday evening, Governor Greitens made it very clear that he will sign Right to Work into law, remarking in his State of the State address, “The people have sent us a message: We must do everything in our power to put people back to work in good, high-paying jobs. That’s why we must join 27 other states and sign Right to Work.”
Today, Missouri is one step closer to becoming a Right to Work state.
After debating the measure for nearly three and a half hours, the Missouri House took an initial vote on Right to Work legislation, declaring it perfected by a vote of 101 to 58. There will still be one more vote to be held in the House before the measure is sent to the Senate.
Rep. Holly Rehder, the sponsor of the lead bill, HB91, deserves thanks for her continued hard work on behalf of this common sense policy.
Holding the vote in the third week of legislative session sends a strong signal that Missouri will become a Right to Work state in 2017 and finally allow workers to have the freedom to make their own decision about whether or not to join or pay a union.
While this is a big milestone, the fight is not yet over and we cannot let up. We hope that you will continue standing with us in the push for Right to Work. Please call your local State Senator and tell them that it is absolutely vital to move Right to Work legislation forward as quickly as possible.