Auto Union Fuels Nixon’s Funds After Right to Work Veto

Jessica Machetta

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The United Auto Workers Union has given Missouri Governor Jay Nixon a $50,000 dollar donation, less than a week after Nixon vetoed the Right to Work bill. The legislation would allow workers to decide whether to join a union or not.

Sponsor of the bill, Representative Eric Burlison of Springfield, Mo., calls this “business as usual” for the Governor.

“This is certainly a payback for the action that (Governor Nixon) took.” Burlison says.

Right to Work supporters say the bill would level the playing field since workers couldn’t be forced to pay union dues. Opponents say it would weaken unions by creating a free-ride system and lower wages.

Legislative leaders haven’t said whether they’ll try to override the veto during the annual veto session in September.

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