State lawmakers have completed their 2016 legislative session, and once again our representatives failed to enact meaningful labor reforms for Missouri workers. Government workers in particular were poorly served when legislators, by a narrow margin, failed to pass Paycheck Protection and recertification reforms as the session came to a close.
For years public officials have promised to empower private and government sector employees and protect them from overbearing union bosses. Yet for years, it hasn't happened. It's no wonder that labor reformers are running out of patience with a legislature that always talks a big game, but consistently fails to deliver.