More Evidence That Big Labor’s Barricade Against Right to Work Costs Missouri Good Jobs

Big Labor’s ongoing scheme to prevent Missouri’s 13-month-old Right to Work law from taking effect is undermining the state’s prosperity. New U.S. Labor Department employment data add to the rapidly growing body of evidence that Missourians are losing numerous good job opportunities as a consequence of Right to Work’s being put on hold by union bosses.

At the beginning of 2017, Missouri and Kentucky both passed Right to Work laws. In Missouri, Big Labor bosses like Al Bond (pictured below) have used a quirk in state law to delay the loss of their forced-unionism privileges. (Interestingly, in a pending lawsuit, Bond and the St Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council are accused of “embezzling [forced-dues] money from members to inflate their pensions and cash in on travel perks for spouses.”)

Last Year Kentucky Employment Grew Even as Missouri Employment Fell 

According to the new Labor Department data, last year civilian household employment in Big Labor-dominated Missouri fell by 0.1%, even as civilian employment in Right to Work Kentucky grew by 2.2%.  In contrast, from 2007 to 2016, when neither state was Right to Work, Missouri outpaced Kentucky in employment growth.

(Al Bond photo credit: St Louis Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council.)