Missouri Right to Work Movement Gains Traction

Missouri State Rep. Steve Hunter (R-Joplin), a champion of workers’ rights, has introduced House Bill 1811, a bill that would allow Missouri to enjoy the benefits of a Right to Work law. And it appears his efforts are paying dividends.

For too long, Missouri has lost opportunities to bring jobs into the state because six of the states bordering Missouri have enacted Right to Work laws.

The Columbia Tribune reports:

Greg Mourad, legislative director for the National Right to Work Committee, said right-to-work states have experienced greater job growth. He said that Oklahoma, which passed a right-to-work law in 2001, went from last to first in the nation in job growth.

“A lot of companies will not even consider moving into non-right-to-work states,” Mourad said.