Remember when Missouri Democrats were outraged when Rep. Mike Leara introduced a bill to criminalize lawmaker attempts to strip Missourians of their Second Amendment rights? The Alan Grayson of the Missouri legislature (who I’m sure was elected on a pity vote), Rep. Jeff Roorda, introduced a bill to criminalize legislative attempts to curtail union activities. Hypocrisy much?
The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Jeff Roorda. According to the text of the bill, any legislator who proposes restrictions on collective bargaining will be subject to prosecution for a class D felony.
“Any member of the general assembly who proposes a piece of legislation that further restricts the right of an individual to bargain collectively, as set forth under section 29, article I of the Missouri Constitution, shall be guilty of a class D felony,” reads the text of the bill.
The legislation would prevent state congressmen from proposing laws such as right-to-work, a popular labor policy reform that gives individual workers the right not to join unions. Michigan recently became the 24th right-to-work state in the nation. Missouri does not have right-to-work.
Can Roorda point in the Constitution where union boss’s forceful organization of voiceless workers is protected?