House passes right-to-work bill, send it to the governor
MDN Menu
MDN.ORG Mo. Digital News Missouri Digital News MDN.ORG: Mo. Digital News MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News

House passes right-to-work bill, send it to the governor

Date: May 13, 2015
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 116, House roll call vote

Intro: 
A vote years in the making: lawmakers have sent Governor Jay Nixon a so-called right to work measure
RunTime:  0:33
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Most of Missouri's neighbors are right-to-work states and are making gains economically and by population, according to bill sponsor Eric Burlison of Springfield.

He said Missouri needs to join its neighbors.

Actuality:  BURRTW.WAV
Run Time:  00:13
Description: "This important legislation will in no doubt encourage job growth, help unions become stronger for their members, and promote individual freedom for workers across our great state."

23 Republicans voted no, but the bill passed 92-66 and now heads to the governor.

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

Intro: 
Democrats insisted a measure often called right-to-work is actually the right-to-work for less during a House debate on the measure Tuesday.
RunTime:  0:26
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The bill would bar unions from collecting fees or requiring union membership as a condition of employment.

But Democratic Representative Karla May of St. Louis said the bill is bad for Missouri.

Actuality:  MAYRTW.WAV
Run Time:  00:08
Description: "This is an attack on middle class America. That's all this is and it's been a Republican agenda since Ronald Reagan."

The House passed the bill 92-66 and it now heads to the governor.

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


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