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.
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.”