If the override effort had been successful, Missouri would have become the 26th right-to-work state
(KTRS) – Republican lawmakers will have to wait until 2016 for another attempt to make Missouri a right-to-work state.
The GOP-led house failed to collect enough votes to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of the bill. The measure would have prohibited workplace contracts that included mandatory union fees.
If the override effort had been successful, Missouri would have become the 26th right-to-work state.
Governor Jay Nixon’s response to vote:
“Today’s bipartisan action by the legislature to uphold my veto of this divisive, anti-worker bill is a victory for workers, families and businesses here in Missouri and across the country. I thank the members of the General Assembly – both Democrats and Republicans — who sent a clear message to the nation that Missouri will stand by its workers and oppose attempts by outside special interests to cut wages and weaken the middle-class. I look forward to working with leaders in the House and Senate on the bipartisan priorities that will truly strengthen our economy — like creating jobs, balancing budgets, investing in our local schools and making college more affordable.”
House Minority Leader Jake Hummel (D) response to vote:
“This legislation is the definition of big-government overreach and sought to use the vast power to the state to forever tip the scales in favor of corporate special interests and against the middle class. At a time when CEO pay is 364 times higher than what the average worker earns, right-to-work would further redistribute wealth to those on top and make it more difficult for workers to protect their wages and job security.”