There goes another one! Missouri right-to-work legislation signed into law.

The State of Missouri has now become our 28th right-to-work state, following closely after Kentucky, which took the leap about a month ago.

The Missouri bill was signed into law yesterday by Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, and is scheduled to take effect in August. However, the Missouri AFL-CIO has requested a voter referendum on the measure. If the union gets enough signatures, the matter would be on the ballot for 2018.

Right to Work Map
Looks like a trend! Right-to-work states are blue.

Right-to-work laws generally provide that an employee cannot be required to join a union or pay union dues as a condition of employment. The Missouri bill also prohibits employers from requiring that employees contribute to a charity or other third-party organization in lieu of paying union dues.

A national right-to-work law has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Right-to-work legislation is also being considered in New Hampshire.

Robin Shea has more than 20 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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