Missourians voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to reject a right-to-work law. The will of the people should be respected when legislators return for the next legislative session.
Voters spoke at the ballot box, and their voices should be valued.
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But as Missouri Governor Mike Parson told The Star editorial board during a visit last week, Tuesday’s election may not be the end of this contentious fight. Parson supports right-to-work legislation.
“I think it’s good for the state of Missouri,” he said.
Governor Parson, voters across the state strongly disagree.
Any effort by the General Assembly to put a right-to-work constitutional amendment on the ballot is an attempt to undercut voters. And that’s flat-out wrong.
Perhaps U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver said it best: “This is the second time during my lifetime that Missouri has declared we don’t want to have a right-to-work state. And we declared it loudly and strongly. That ought to be it.”