A state right to work law is resurfacing in the Missouri legislature but, so far, Democrats in the legislature have been able to stall the question.

Missouri’s measure, sponsored by Senator Dan Brown, a Republican from Rolla, would apply to public employee unions. If it does pass, Organizations representing Missouri teachers, state employees and city and county workers would not be able to collect dues directly from members’ paychecks.

Public employees who are considered “first responders,” such as police officers and firefighters, would be exempt from the bill.  They could still have their dues automatically deducted.

Democrats have been successful blocking the bill in the Senate this year.  The senate passed a similar bill in 2011 but it died in the House.

– Bob Hamilton, KMOX News


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