Right to Work legislation is sent to the Senate for a vote
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Right to Work legislation is sent to the Senate for a vote

Date: May 11, 2015
By: Michael Lindquist
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 116

Intro: 
Right to Work legislation is heading to the Senate in the final days of session.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: A Senate committee approved Right to Work legislation that would prohibit employers from requiring its employees to join a union.

The committee heard from a long stream of union workers in opposition, but a representative from Missourians Right to Work Greg Johns is a supporter of the bill and says this bill will help unions in Missouri.

Actuality:  JOHNS.WAV
Run Time:  00:07
Description: "It's proven that our union membership will build if we have a right to work law in the state of Missouri. The facts are there."

The committee voted five to three sending the bill to the Senate floor where senators have until Friday to take a vote.

The House approved the legislation in February.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.

Intro: 
Right to Work legislation is approved and sent to the Senate for a vote.
RunTime:  0:48
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: A Senate committee voted to send Right to Work legislation to the Senate for a vote.

The bill would prohibit employers from requiring its employees to join a union. 

The hearing consisted of a long stream of union workers testifying in opposition to the bill.

A representative from the St. Louis Carpenders' District Council Terry Nelson opposes Right to Work legislation.

Actuality:  NELSON1.WAV
Run Time:  00:14
Description: "If you take the opportunity away from me and my union to negotiate reasonable living wage plus benefits again I say shame on you! Let the general public decide what needs to be done."

The committee voted five to three sending the bill to the Senate floor where senators have until Friday to take a vote.

The House approved the legislation in February.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.

Intro: 
Right to Work legislation is approved and sent to the Senate for a vote.
RunTime:  0:45
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: A Senate committee voted to send Right to Work legislation to the Senate for a vote.

The bill would prohibit employers from requiring its employees to join a union. 

The hearing consisted of a long stream of union workers testifying in opposition to the bill.

A representative from the St. Louis Carpenders' District Council Terry Nelson opposes Right to Work legislation.

Actuality:  NELSON2.WAV
Run Time:  00:11
Description: "Do not put shackles on the arms of the unions by not allowing us to do what we do best and that's to have a partnership with the people we survive with."

The committee voted five to three sending the bill to the Senate floor where senators have until Friday to take a vote.

The House approved the legislation in February.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.

Intro: 
Right to Work legislation is heading to the Senate in the final days of session.
RunTime:  0:44
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The Senate Small Business Committee approved Right to Work legislation that would prohibit employers from requiring its employees to join a union.

The committee heard from a long line of union workers in opposition to the bill.

One Schnuck's employee says she thinks it should be up to the citizens of Missouri.

Actuality:  LAURIE.WAV
Run Time:  00:13
Description: "I think if we want this to be put out there, then it should be the voice of the people that says whether or not we go Right to Work and it should be put on a ballot, not put on a plate and given to us."

The committee voted five to three sending the bill to the Senate floor where senators have until Friday to take a vote.

The House approved the legislation in February.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.  


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