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Missouri right-to-work proposition moves to August primary
By Dennis Collins on May 18, 2018 at 10:50 AM

Person casting a vote on a ballotThe Missouri legislature has approved a proposal that moves the date of a public vote on the state’s right-to-work law to the August 2018 ballot.

The proposal was approved 96-47 in the Missouri House on May 17. The Senate had already passed the measure. The legislative approval moves a statewide vote on whether to prevent the Missouri right-to-work law from taking effect from November to the Aug. 7 primary ballot. 

If allowed to become effective, Missouri’s right-to-work law would prohibit employers from requiring employees to join a union or pay union dues as a condition of employment. The right-to-work law was passed in early 2017, but the law was prevented from taking effect when opponents collected enough petition signatures to force a referendum on the matter.

We will continue to monitor this topic and will provide updates as they occur. If you have any questions about the right-to-work law, please contact any of the attorneys in our Employment & Labor practice group.

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