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Ballot Briefing: Proposition A and Missouri’s ‘right-to-work’ law

Voters will be headed to the polls today to vote on whether to uphold the right-to-work law. Prop A passing would allow workers to opt-out of union fees.

The policy, supported by Associated Industries of Missouri, had previously been passed by the Missouri general assembly last year, but a petition by anti-right-to-work groups gathered enough signatures to put the issue up for a vote.

“It is our hope voters will see through the negative ads and endorse this bill that was thoroughly considered and supported by the Missouri House and Missouri Senate and signed by then-Governor Eric Greitens,” said Ray McCarty, president of Associated Industries of Missouri. “Proposition A gives more rights to union workers and stops union bosses from collecting mandatory dues from non-members. It will allow Missouri to compete for jobs in companies that will ONLY consider Right to Work states,” he said.

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