National Right to Work Issues Statement on MO House Passing Right to Work Bill
The Missouri State House’s passage of a MO Right to Work bill is a strong step toward freeing Show-Me State workers from compulsory unionism
Springfield, VA (January 19, 2017) – Today, Mark Mix, President of the 2.8 million-member National Right to Work Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Missouri House passing the Missouri Right to Work Bill:
“This is a great day for the hardworking men and women of Missouri. The House’s support and passage of the Missouri Right to Work Bill is an important step in the hard-fought battle to end compulsory unionism in the Show-Me State and make Missouri America’s next Right to Work state.
“A Missouri Right to Work law would free thousands of Missouri workers who have been forced to pay tribute to a union boss just for the privilege of getting and keeping a job so they can provide for their families. The law would also provide a much needed economic boost for Missouri.
“A Missouri Right to Work law would not prevent any worker from joining a union; it would only prevent union bosses from requiring workers (even those who are not union members) to pay a union fee as a condition of employment.
“The time has come for Missouri to join the ranks of the other 27 Right to Work states in America. It’s time that no Missouri worker is required to pay any union dues or fees just to get or keep a job.”
The adoption of a Missouri Right to Work law would make Missouri the sixth state in the past five years to outlaw forced unionism. Indiana (2012), Michigan (2013), Wisconsin (2015), West Virginia (2016) and Kentucky (2017) have all recently passed Right to Work laws.
The National Right to Work Committee, established in 1955, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose citizens’ organization dedicated to the principle that all Americans must have the right to join a union if they choose to, but none should ever be forced to affiliate with a union in order to get or keep a job. Its web address is nrtwc.org.