Suit Filed to Protect Right to Work

Before legislative session began, union leaders filed a series of initiative petitions seeking to preemptively invalidate Right to Work because they knew the bill would pass in 2017. 

Now, three Missourians have launched a lawsuit supported by the National Right to Work Foundation challenging these initiatives, saying the ballot language “fraudulently presents itself as an ‘employees’ rights proposition even though the Proposed Amendment seeks to empower only those ‘employees’ organizing themselves into labor unions and seeking to externalize union costs upon those employees who choose to withhold their support.” 

In effect, they contend that rather than protecting all employees, the initiatives simply allow those who support mandatory union fees to continue imposing their will upon those who would prefer not to pay a union.

These three Missouri workers and the National Right to Work Foundation deserve thanks for their dedication to defending workers’ rights.