JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Century Foundation supports Sen. Bob Onder (R-2) and Rep. John Wiemann’s (R-103) legislation to empower workers and reform government unions.
“Government unions negotiate with Missouri tax dollars and need to be held accountable to their members and state taxpayers. We are honored to be working with two outstanding members in the state legislature to empower workers and reform government unions. Sen. Bob Onder and Rep. John Wiemann’s bills will introduce needed reforms designed to increase government union accountability and transparency for members and taxpayers,” said Gregg Keller, chairman of the Missouri Century Foundation.
Senate Bill 210 and House Bill 238 hold government unions accountable to workers and taxpayers by requiring government unions to report the same financial information as private sector unions, and ensure all workers have a say in who best represents their interests through regular recertification elections. The legislation also provides greater public access to collective bargaining and requires clear labor agreement terms, including the annual negotiation of all economic terms in a labor agreement.
Missouri Century Foundation advocates for strong free market principles to build a strong foundation to improve the livelihoods of Missourians, while holding state leaders accountable for their actions.