TITLE

House Bill 439 puts right-to-work fight back in the ring

AUTHOR(S)
Harris, Ellen
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
St. Louis Journalism Review;Apr/May2007, Vol. 37 Issue 295, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on House Bill 439 (HB439), which heralds the return of the National Right-to-Work (RTW) Committee in Missouri. HB439 would prohibit labor unions from obliging nonmembers to join the union and pay dues, and passed committee vote in March 2007. The article mentions the history of RTW beginning in 1978, when unions defeated RTW. According to Dana Spitzer, managing editor for the "St. Louis Labor Tribune," it is difficult to tell whether voters would reject RTW a second time due to the high loss of union jobs. The article also discusses the lack of a full-time labor reporter for the "St. Louis Post-Dispatch."
ACCESSION #
24980457

 

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