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Missouri rejects Proposition A

Missouri rejects Proposition A by a 65-35 margin.

Posted: Aug 7, 2018 10:43 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo)  There was a lot of opposition to Proposition A also known as the Right To Work law, it was something voters took to the polls on election night.

The final numbers show the ballot measure failing by a 62 to 35 margin. The Right To Work Law, had it passed, would have allowed workers to opt out of paying union dues.

Supporters of the law say it's unfair to force people to pay for unions as a condition of employment. Opponents say workers shouldn't be able to reap the benefits of a union without paying.

We talked with a local labor rep today to get his reaction to today's message from voters and potential momentum for the future.

"When we come together, we've made a large showing here, and made a good point, it appears to soundly defeat this, and we just need to make sure we carry it on when we vote for people." said Scott Howell, Local 579.

Howell is also is praising his union for their work with him in getting the word out about Prop A here in St. Joseph, he says he went door to door making sure people were aware of Prop A.
Now, he along with the Local 579 are happy that working class Missourians made their voice heard.

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Above average temperatures will continue today with highs in the mid to upper 80s. A cold front will move through the area late this afternoon in the early evening giving us the chance for a few showers and storms. A few isolated showers and storms have developed ahead of the front and could give us the chance for rain late this morning as well. Winds will be breezy today from the south ahead of our cold front. Once the cold front moves through, temperatures will be much cooler for the rest of the week. Highs will be below average in the 70s. Dry and sunny conditions look to continue through the rest of the work week into the weekend.
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