MO Conservative Peter Kinder: Right-to-Work Will Pass in Missouri
Peter at a rally with Young Missouri Republicans in 2011.
Missouri conservative Lt. Governor Peter Kinder told reporters this week that Missouri will likely pass “right-to-work” legislation next year.
Republicans hold super majorities in both the Missouri House and Senate and have the ability to make Missouri a “right-to-work” state. It’s time they passed it.
CBS Local reported:
Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is predicting that voters will get a chance to decide next year whether to halt a labor policy that requires union dues as a condition of employment in some Missouri workplaces.
Kinder said while attending a Chicago conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council that he believes fellow Republicans, who hold supermajorities in both the Missouri House and Senate, will pass what supporters commonly refer to as a “right-to-work” measure.
Similar legislation has been stymied in the past in Missouri, partly because of opposition from some union-friendly Republicans and partly because of an expected veto by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.
“I believe we will pass right-to-work next year and bypass (Nixon) entirely by putting it on the referendum ballot for voters,” Kinder publicly declared during the conference. His comments came during a how-to session highlighting the recent passage of a right-to-work law in the historically unionized state of Michigan.
Michigan became the 24th state to enact a right-to-work law last December, when GOP Gov. Rick Snyder signed a measure passed by that state’s Republican-led Legislature. That came several months after Indiana also enacted right-to-work law.
I spoke with Peter Kinder this afternoon and he says he will lead the charge on right-to-work in Missouri.
Go Peter, Go!