Question #50: How do you feel about Right to Work?

I feel Missourians have used their voices via vote and have decided upon this issue already. I stand with my constituents.

In August 2018, 67% of Missouri voters rejected a right-to-work law with 33% voting in favor.

Voters in Missouri resoundingly struck down that state's right-to-work law after labor unions in Missouri organized a strong signature campaign to get a referendum on the ballot. Voters in Missouri overwhelmingly struck down that state's so-called right-to-work.

In the context of U.S. labor politics, "right-to-work laws" refers to state laws that prohibit union security agreements between companies and labor unions. Under these laws, employees in unionized workplaces are banned from negotiating contracts which require all members who benefit from the union contract to contribute to the costs of union representation.

According to the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, right-to-work laws prohibit union security agreements, or agreements between employers and labor unions, that govern the extent to which an established union can require employees' membership, payment of union dues, or fees as a condition of employment, either before or after hiring. Right-to-work laws do not aim to provide general guarantee of employment to people seeking work, but rather are a government ban on contractual agreements between employers and union employees requiring workers to pay for the costs of union representation.

Right-to-work laws by statutes or by constitutional provision currently exist in 27 U.S. states.. These laws are allowed under the 1947 federal Taft–Hartley Act. A further distinction is often made within the law between people employed by state and municipal governments and those employed by the private sector, with states that are otherwise union shop (i.e., workers must pay for union representation in order to obtain or retain a job) having right to work laws in effect for government employees; provided, however, that the law also permits an "agency shop" where employees pay their share for representation (less than union dues), while not joining the union as members.

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Adela Wisdom for US Congress - Running for US Representative in the 3rd District of Missouri. District 3 covers northern Jefferson County and extends north and west past the St. Louis area, covering much of east-central Missouri. Missouri's 3rd Congressional District consists of all or part of the following counties: Callaway, Camden, Cole, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maries, Miller, Montgomery, Osage, St. Charles and Warren. I am eager to serve you and all the families in our district.

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  • Jon Dougherty
    commented 2020-01-09 15:23:22 -0600
    Fair enough. But the legislature passed right-to-work via the constitutional processes of our representative form of government. Unions didn’t like it and got the law overturned; wouldn’t you rather see our state governed constitutionally or by mob rule?
  • David Martin
    followed this page 2019-09-20 19:20:58 -0500
  • Douglas Edwards
    commented 2019-08-29 16:21:33 -0500
    Good answer!