Union activists, with the help of a Washington, D.C., firm, reportedly have enough signatures to block Missouri from implementing its right-to-work law and force a ballot measure on the question in 2018.
The Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP) announced on Wednesday that it will begin a six-figure effort, including on-the-ground canvassing, phone-banking, and print and digital advertisements, in Missouri to rally support for the right-to-work law Republican Gov. Eric Greitens signed in February.
Nearly eight in ten business leaders say they prefer operating in right-to-work states, according to a new study.
The top two Democrats vying to become Virginia’s next governor are also fighting for the support of organized labor.
The nation’s top labor arbiter struck down a Michigan union’s attempt to skirt right-to-work laws in a bipartisan ruling.
Republican Gov. Eric Greitens faced the first major battle of his political career when he helped Missouri become the nation’s 28th right to work state on Monday.
A Democratic state senator said that the sexism of union workers is to blame for Missouri’s passage of right to work.
Missouri is one of three states to take up right to work in as many weeks after its House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday.
New Hampshire could become the nation’s 28th right to work state after the GOP-controlled Senate passed a bill banning union membership as a condition of employment.
Kentucky is poised to become the 27th right to work state in the country after the state’s House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday evening.