Prohibits an employer from requiring a person to become a member of a labor organization as a condition or continuation of employment
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FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR
HOUSE BILL NOS. 116 & 569
98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 290, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to labor organizations.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 290, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 290.591, to read as follows:
(1) Become or refrain from becoming a member of a labor organization; (2) Pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other similar charges, however denominated,
290.591. 1. All people shall be guaranteed the freedom to work without being required to join or pay dues to any labor organization as a condition or continuation of employment. To this end, subsections 2 and 3 of this section shall apply to labor organizations, employers, and employees. law, no person shall be required as a condition or continuation of employment to: of any kind or amount to a labor organization; or (3) Pay to any charity or other third party any amount equivalent to, or on a pro rata basis, any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges required of members of a labor organization, in lieu of the payments listed under subdivision (2) of this subsection. 3. Any agreement, understanding, or practice, written or oral, implied or expressed, between any labor organization and employer that violates the rights of employees as guaranteed under this section is declared to be unlawful, null and void, and of no legal effect.
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