One representative is making an attempt to bring so-called 'right to work' legislation back
MDN Menu
MDN.ORG Mo. Digital News Missouri Digital News MDN.ORG: Mo. Digital News MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News

One representative is making an attempt to bring so-called 'right to work' legislation back

Date: December 1, 2014
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
A bill banning unions from requiring employees to pay union dues to a labor organization will be brought back to Missouri's legislature in 2015.
RunTime:  0:45
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Southwest Missouri Republican Representative Bill Lant says he will attempt to bring right-to-work legislation to the House floor in the 2015 legislative session.

While Lant admits some people will see a decrease in their paycheck, the long-term gain makes the legislation worth it.

Actuality:  LANTRTW.WAV
Run Time:  00:15
Description: "In the states where right to work was passed recently, the hourly rates may have dropped 2 to 3 dollars an hour, but the amount of days per year that the workers actually got to put in on the job increased dramatically."

Republicans tried to pass right-to-work legislation in the 2014 session, but there wasn't enough Republican support to move the bill out of the House.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.


Missouri Digital News is produced by Missouri Digital News, Inc. -- a non profit organization of current and former journalists.