Missourians went to the polls August 7 and soundly defeated Proposition A, the state’s right-to-work law that has been on hold for almost a year. Voters rejected the law by about a 2-to-1 margin.
The right-to-work bill originally was signed into law on February 6, 2017, by then-Governor Eric Greitens. It was set to take effect on August 28, 2017, but a union-led petition drive forced a referendum on the issue, delaying the effective date pending the outcome of the election. As a result of the vote, Missouri won’t join the 27 other states that have right-to-work laws in