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.