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aug. 7 primaries

Missouri voters reject right-to-work measure

On Tuesday, voters in Missouri rejected Proposition A, a right-to-work measure that would have banned mandatory union fees in work contracts.

Unions spent millions to defeat the measure, arguing it would lower wages. In 2017, Missouri's Republican-led legislature and governor passed the right-to-work law, but labor unions were able to get enough signatures for a public referendum, and it never took effect. Since 2012, five other GOP-led states have enacted similar laws against mandatory union fees, Fox 4 reports.