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Missouri May Follow Michigan's Lead

Date: December 11, 2012
By: Stacey Kafka and Sherman Fabes
State Capitol Bureau

A Right to Work bill in Missouri has never made it all the way to the Governor's desk. But after Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana have moved to become a Right to Work state, Missouri may follow.
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Wrap: As Michigan sends a contentious Right to Work bill to the governor's desk, the state looks to join Indiana and Wisconsin as recent states to transition to a Right to Work State.

Missouri has never had a Right to Work bill ever make it to the governor's desk, but with a heavy Republican majority that may change.

Dan Mehan, President of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce says the bill is needed to become competitive and Missouri may follow Michigan's lead.

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Description: "I think what you're seeing in Michigan is going to inspire other states, potentially Missouri, to match up with them."

The legislative session begins January 9th.

From the state Capitol, I'm Sherman Fabes. Newsradio 1120, KMOX.

As the Michigan legislature sends a Right to Work bill to the governor, Missouri could follow
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Wrap: Protests erupted at the Michigan State Capitol over Right to Work in the state.

The Michigan legislature passed the bill allowing workers to not pay union dues.

But, Dan Mehan, President of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce says a bill like this passing in Missouri would not get rid of unions.

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Description: "It definitely works, it's not an anti-union thing, it's a pro-growth, pro-jobs iniatiative that should be adopted."

In the past, Right to Work bills in Missouri have not made it to the governor's desk.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Stacey Kafka.

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