Missouri voters strongly reject right-to-work law

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
By Jason Hancock And Aaron Randle, KANSAS CITY STAR

Missourians voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to reject a proposed right-to-work law, derailing a decades-long push by Republicans and business groups to enact a law reviled by labor unions.

With more than two-thirds of precincts reporting, right to work was losing 65 percent to 35 percent. If that tally holds, it would be more lopsided than the vote in 1978, the last time Missourians rejected a right-to-work law.

“Tonight we send a clear message to any politicians, CEO, dark-money donors who want to silence working people,” Reginald Thomas, the executive vice president of the Greater KC Chapter of the AFL-CIO, told hundreds of union workers and supporters gathered at the Pipefitters Local 553 Hall in Kansas City.

“We will stand together,” he said, “and yell louder than ever before, because our families depend on it.”

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