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To the Editor: Worker Empowerment Legislation

March 17, 2017 

To the Editor:

Earlier this year state legislators passed right-to-work legislation to great fanfare. For the private-sector workers affected, the law promises greater flexibility and control over their jobs and their money. But legislators should not stop there; government workers deserve similar protections to those enjoyed by their private-sector counterparts.

That’s why worker empowerment legislation for government-sector employees is so important. This bundle of reforms would protect the paychecks of government workers; truly empower them to choose their union and monitor its spending (or choose no union at all); and let the public see the negotiations and contracts that their tax dollars ultimately pay for.

These are common-sense reforms that put power back in the hands of our government employees, and I hope that rather than stopping with right to work, legislators will keep this year’s labor reform momentum going. Government workers deserve as much.

Patrick Ishmael
Director of Government Accountability
The Show-Me Institute


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