"Right to Work" bill pushed out of law, onto ballot

Right to Work bill pushed out of law onto ballot

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Senate Bill 182, otherwise known as the "Right to Work" bill, was scheduled to go into effect today but instead will be put on a ballot thanks to petitions filed against it.

According to one labor group, over 300,000 signatures were submitted from across the state this month in protest of the bill. The result: the bill is no longer due to become law, and voters will have a chance to either pass or reject it in Nov. 2018.

Last year Democratic Gov. Nixon vetoed a similar bill, but Republican Gov. Greitens believes such legislation is necessary to make Missouri more business-friendly.

The bill's opposition fear it threatens employees' ability to collectively negotiate and bargain with employers. 

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