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Defending right-to-work


To the editor:

I want to set the record straight. Missouri voters knew the outcome of the 2016 Missouri governor’s race would determine the fate of right-to-work in our state. The Missouri legislature had pursued right-to-work for years only to see efforts stymied by officials backed up with labor dollars. In 2016, Missouri voters said enough was enough.

In 2016, Missouri voters put an end to Big Labor’s obstruction and elected a pro-right-to-work legislature and governor because they wanted to see Missouri become the 28th right-to-work state.

Now, union bosses are currently engaged in a petition campaign to deceive Missouri voters. Union bosses are not concerned about betterment of union members and workers – their only priority is clinging to the power to force workers to join a union and pay union dues. They want to stop right-to-work before the law officially takes effect.

Right-to-work is about Missouri workers. Missouri workers should have the freedom to choose if they want to join and finically support a union.

Missourians should be careful when listening to the false assertions spread by union bosses who are only concerned about their own power and political agenda. Right-to-work gives power back to the workers and will attract businesses to the state, which will lead to higher wages and more job opportunities for Missouri workers.

John Wiemann

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