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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

OPINION: Economist joins KTRS to critique right-to-work legislation

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OPINION: Economist joins KTRS to critique right-to-work legislation

Expert from Economic Policy Institute joins Scott Sherman to critique right-to-work legislation

(KTRS) – The so-called Right-to-Work bill is sitting on Governor Jay Nixon’s desk. Senate Republicans invoked a seldom-used rule to end a Democratic filibuster of the bill.

The legislation would prohibit workplace contracts that require union fees to be collected from nonmembers. Supporters say the legislation would attract more businesses to the state and spur economic growth, while opponents assert that it would undermine unions and lead to lower wages.

Although the bill passed, it seems likely to be vetoed by Governor Nixon. Neither the House or Senate passed the bill with enough votes to override a veto.

Scott Sherman spoke with an expert from the Economic Policy Institute about the impact of the bill on wages:

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By Colin Jeffery

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