The House of Representatives voted to override the governors veto on a bill requiring individuals to annually authorize union fees on their paychecks.
Wrap: Republican Speaker of the House, Todd Richardson of Poplar Bluff, said the bill protects laborers.
|Description: What's in this bill is an opportunity to give members of labor organizations more information. It's an opportunity for them to give their consent to what their union leadership is dong, and if the people that roam these halls don't want their members to have that information so be it but they need to be honest with their members|
But others, like Kansas City Democrat John Rizzo, said the bill was anti-labor and would lead to a filibuster in the Senate as the session approaches close.
The House voted 109-47 to overturn the veto.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Allison Pecorin.
Though the Speaker of the House said a bill requiring individuals to annually authorize removal of labor fees from paychecks would protect workers, one representative said the bill was unnecessary and anti-labor.
Wrap: St. Louis City democrat Karla May said the bill will weaken labor unions and lessen the ability of laborers to bargain effectively.
|Description: And it's a shame that we have to keep attacking workers. For six years we've been attacking workers. Yes, attack. This is an attack on workers. This is an attack to weaken labor, weaken a person's right to organize to make decisions about their own paychecks.|
The House voted to overturn the governors veto on the bill in a 109-47 vote.
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Allison Pecorin.