Right-to-Work: Missouri Unions Push Back Against GOP Rep. Eric Burlison’s Labor Bill

By Sam Levin, Riverfront Times

Labor groups in Missouri are headed to Jefferson City this morning to push back against a bill that they say is misleading — and threatens the core of basic union organizing. The fight is over the state’s right-to-work proposal, which has already garnered some backlash, despite the fact that it’ll be tough to pass with a Democratic governor in charge.

But there are no guarantees, says Randy Kiser, a staff member of the AFL-CIO who is based in Missouri.

“We are not taking anything for granted,” he tells Daily RFT. And that’s why he and partnering organizations are headed to the Capitol.

As we reported last week, the legislation at stake is House Bill 77, full draft version below, which is sponsored by Republican Representative Eric Burlison.

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2013/02

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