By a 100-59 vote the Missouri House passed a bill on Thursday barring mandatory union fees in the workplace. Newly elected Gov. Eric Greitens is expected to sign the bill shortly.
The bill does include a grandfather clause to protect existing contracts, but even so right-to-work advocates are pleased that their years of hard have finally paid off. The election of a Republican governor was the final puzzle piece needed to turn their aspirations into law. They are confident that the bill’s passage will make Missouri more attractive to prospective businesses.
The governor’s signature will make Missouri the 28th right-to-work state and bring it into parity with Kansas.