“Right to Work”

What is "Right to Work"?

Politicians in Missouri have been filing so-called “Right to Work” laws for years. These laws are designed to take away rights from working people. Supporters of “Right to Work” laws claim that these laws protect workers against being forced to join a union. The reality is that federal law already makes it illegal to force someone to join a union.

The real purpose of “Right to Work” laws is to shift power toward big corporations and further rig the system at the expense of working families. These laws make it harder for working people to form unions and collectively bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions.

Proposition A

Protect MO Families was part of the We Are MO Coalition which led the fight to collect more than 300,000 signatures from Missouri voters in 2017 to repeal a “Right to Work” law passed earlier that year.

Thanks to the hard work of thousands of working families across the state, Missouri voters said NO to Proposition A in a landslide victory in August 2018.

How would a "Right to Work" law impact our state?

“Right to Work” laws would drive down wages, fail to create jobs, and hurt the Missouri economy.

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Why "Right to Work" is wrong for Missouri?

  • Drives down wages
  • Fails to create jobs
  • Hurts the Missouri economy
  • Allows out-of-state corporations and millionaire CEOs to get richer at the expense of working families