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In the Missouri Constitution, Bill of Rights:

Missouri Constitution

Article I


Section 29

Organized labor and collective bargaining.

Section 29. That employees shall have the right to organize and to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing.


   (2007) Section applies to public employees as well as private sector employees. Independence-National Education Association v. Independence School District, 223 S.W.3d 131 (Mo.banc).

[emphasis added]

I wonder what brought this on?:

HB 677

Specifies that any member of the General Assembly who proposes legislation that further restricts an individual’s right to bargain collectively will be guilty of a class D felony

Sponsor: Roorda, Jeff (113)

Co-Sponsor: Burns, Bob (093) … et al.

Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2013

LR Number: 1783L.01I

Last Action: 2/20/2013 – Introduced and Read First Time (H)



HB 633: we really never do get out of junior high school (February 18, 2013)

Ah, for republicans guns trump everything else. Well, that and abortion and gays. And whatever else Obama and/or Democrats are for.