By Jason Hart | | Sep 17, 2015 5:00 AM | 119
Missouri’s right-to-work fight is a David vs. Goliath struggle, with workers beset by special interests who want to keep taking money out of their pockets. Unions won the latest battle this week when Missouri Republicans failed to muster the necessary two-thirds majority to override Democrat Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a right-to-work bill passed in May. But despite decades of waning union influence, the Davids in this story are the workers still squeezed for mandatory union fees in Missouri and the other 24 states without right-to-work laws.
By Yaël Ossowski | | Sep 15, 2015 3:59 PM | 147
Former union members recount stories of the "vicious political campaigning" they were subject to at work before the right-to-work vote in Missouri.
By Jason Hart | | Sep 14, 2015 5:00 AM | 755
Fans of mandatory union dues say workers shouldn’t mind that union bosses are paid six figures, because executives at huge corporations are paid more.
By Eric Boehm | | Sep 10, 2015 5:00 AM | 289
Vetoing a right-to-work bill might hurt Gov. Jay Nixon's fellow Democrats in 2016. He can't run for another term, but right-to-work could be a major campaign issue.
By Jason Hart | | Sep 09, 2015 5:00 AM | 439
Unions who couldn’t convince Missouri lawmakers to vote against right-to-work are bent on stopping a two-thirds majority from overriding Gov. Nixon’s veto.
By Jason Hart | | Sep 07, 2015 5:00 AM | 592
Teamsters bosses and other labor union leaders may have personal financial motives for their political opposition to a Missouri right-to-work bill.
By Eric Boehm | | Sep 03, 2015 9:17 AM | 150
Unions generally oppose right-to-work laws, like one being considered in Missouri, but even some labor activists say they could actually strengthen unions.
By Jason Hart | | Sep 02, 2015 5:00 AM | 345
It doesn't pay nearly as well to be a carpenter in Missouri as it does to work for the Carpenters union.
By Jason Hart | | Aug 31, 2015 5:00 AM | 198
When it comes to labor unions' efforts to stop right-to-work in Missouri, it's not enough to look for the union label.
By Eric Boehm | | Aug 27, 2015 5:00 AM | 133
Membership in Missouri unions is shrinking, and their political influence is dwindling. Preventing the passage of right-to-work won't change that.