House gives preliminary approval to right-to-work legislation
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House gives preliminary approval to right-to-work legislation

Date: February 11, 2015
By: Kolbie Satterfield
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HCS HB 116

Intro: 
Missouri is one step closer to being a Right to Work state
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Legislation prohibiting employers from requiring a worker to join a union is one vote away from passing the Missouri House.

Those in support of the bill say it will bring greater job opportunities to the state.

Opponents of the bill like Representative Jon Carpenter didn't share that view.

Actuality:  CARPE1.WAV
Run Time:  00:09
Description: "States that have been Right to Work for decades in every major catergory including unemployment rates are amongst the worst in the country."

The bill was approved 92 to 66.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Kolbie Satterfield

Intro: 
Missouri is one step closer to no longer requiring workers to join a union
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: A bill that would prohibit employers from requiring their employees to join a union.

Democratic Represenative Bob Burns compared Right to Work to Japan dropping bombs on Pearl Harbor.

Actuality:  BURNS.WAV
Run Time:  00:14
Description: "So I said why don't you join a labor organization he said my company won't let us. I said well that's kinda like remeber that second World War Japanese thing where they dropped the bombs on Pearl Harbor and killed so many of our people, they wouldn't let us fight back either."

The bill was approved 92 to 66.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Kolbie Satterfield

 


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