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What is Wrong with the Missouri Legislature
Updated On: Mar 01, 2019
In 2016 Eric Greitens was elected Governor of the State of Missouri and he vowed to pass Right to Work in Missouri as a campaign promise. In 2017 he took office and the Legislature passed Right to Work Bill and sent it to Governor Greitens and he signed it immediately.
The Missouri AFL-CIO moved forward to stop this legislation from being enacted immediately and took the necessary steps to circulate petition drive and delivered 310,567 signed petitions to the Secretary of States Office that required this law be placed on the ballot and voted on by the people of Missouri.
The Missouri Legislature placed Proposition A on the August 7, 2018 Primary Ballot instead of the November General Election hoping to get the legislation passed by a smaller voter turn out which would be more favorable to getting Right to Work passed.
On Tuesday, August 7, 2018 the voters in Missouri rejected Prop A a âÂ…Â” majority, Yes: 453,283 - No: 939,973. The voters spoke loud and clear that they did not want Right to Work in Missouri.
January 2019 the Missouri Legislature is back to it old tricks and once again they are moving forward with putting Right to Work back on the docket for this legislation to be passed again.