Missouri General Laws committee passed the "Right to Work" Law in a six to two vote Tuesday.
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Missouri General Laws committee passed the "Right to Work" Law in a six to two vote Tuesday.

Date: February 15, 2011
By: Rebecca May
State Capitol Bureau

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A pro-job agenda is being seen in the Senate after Missouri's General Laws Committee passed the "Right to Work" bill.
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Wrap: A majority vote of six to two in favor of what proponents call the "Right to Work" bill was taken by the Senate General Laws committee.

One of those six was R. Chairman Jane Cunningham, who says she did not make her decision until she heard one testimony from a South Carolina site consultant during last weeks hearing.

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Description: "Fifty percent of his clients "Right to Work" is up or down. If we have "Right to Work" they look further. If we don't have "Right to Work" they don't even look at us anymore. That was very deciding for me."

Under this bill a worker is no longer forced to either join a union or pay service fees if he or she doesn't.

Republicans like Cunningham say passing this bill will allow new employers to keep interest in Missouri companies.

Reporting from the state Capitol I'm Becky May, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

 

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A Republican majority in the General Laws Committee passed the "Right to Work" bill Tuesday.
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Wrap: What supporters call the "Right to Work" bill is making its way through Missouri's Senate so workers no longer have to pay for union service fees when they are not members of a union.

Although there was a majority decision in the General Laws committee, one Democratic Senator Robin Wright-Jones disagreed with passing the bill.

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Description: "We don't need anything that is going to change us or make it difficult for us to represent the worker."

Jones who is a member of the Communications Workers of America, a union group, says she believes the union workers are the backbone of this country to build it.

Reporting from the state Capitol I'm Becky May, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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