Earlier today with the stroke of a pen, Governor Eric Greitens made Missouri the 28th right-to-work state—signing SB19 into law, effective August 2017.
“This is about more jobs,” Governor Greitens wrote on Twitter. “Missourians are ready to work, and now our state is open for business!”
According to the Missouri Senate bill summary, the law bars employers from requiring employees to become, remain or refrain from becoming a member of a labor organization or pay dues or other charges required of labor organization members as a condition of employment.
Additionally, the law does not apply to any agreement between an employer and a labor organization entered into before the effective date of the law but shall apply to any such agreement upon its renewal, extension, amendment, or modification.
The effective date of the law is August 28, 2017.