Missouri House gives final approval to 'right-to-work' bill - KMOV.com

Missouri House gives final approval to 'right-to-work' bill

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By Adam McDonald By Adam McDonald

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Senate will now have a chance to consider barring unions in the state from collecting fees from non-members.

The House voted 91-64, with two voting present, to give final approval Thursday to a right-to-work measure. Last session, the chamber failed to get a constitutional majority, so Republican leaders dropped it.

It's unclear whether the Senate will pass the measure.

Supporters of the right-to-work bill say it's needed to keep Missouri competitive economically and help attract more businesses. Opponents say the effort is a politically motivated attack on unions and will weaken the middle class and result in lower wages for workers.

Twenty-four states have right-to-work laws.

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