Unions, Citing ‘Buyer’s Remorse,’ Score Major Win in Missouri

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An estimate 1,000 union workers turned out on March 26, 2014, to oppose "right to work" efforts by Republican lawmakers. MARSHALL GRIFFIN/ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO

Reprinted from Politico by  om August 8, 2018.

Democrats may have scored their most definitive win of Donald Trump’s presidency on Tuesday, as unions routed Republicans in a Missouri ballot measure battle that showed shocking strength from organized labor.

Unions crushed the state’s so-called right-to-work law, overwhelming conservative opponents by a 2-to-1 margin after running a deep-pocketed campaign. The outcome signals that unions still have paths to victory in red-leaning states — and provides a new playbook for fighting the policies of Republican-controlled state governments.

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