Jay_Nixon_cropDays after term-limited pol vetoed bill that would have ended forced dues, forced dues union deposits $50,0000 in his re-election account

Just days after Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that would have stopped union bosses from forcibly taking a chunk of a worker’s paycheck, those same union bosses shared with him part of their loot.

Nixon vetoed legislation that would have made Missouri a Right to Work state.  Right to Work laws end the practice of forced unionism, in which your job can be taken away from you if you choose not to give part of every paycheck to a union boss.  Under Right to Work, you cannot be fired from, or denied, a job if you choose not to join a union.

A majority of union funds come from workers who must pay the cash or else lose their jobs.  Making union membership voluntary, and therefore requiring the union to provide a useful service, means union bosses would lose millions of dollars that they spend on plush salaries and massive amounts of political spending.

Facing the possibility they could be unable to finance campaigns by threatening workers with termination, union bosses scrambled to kill the bill.

They were unsuccessful, with both chambers of the state legislature passing Right to Work.

That’s when they waved the cash, and Nixon vetoed the bill.

Days after Nixon vetoed Right to Work, preserving union bosses’ pipeline of forced cash, United Automobile Workers bosses donated $50,000 to Nixon’s campaign account, even though he is term-limited and cannot run for re-election, reports the Daily Caller’s Connor Wolf.

“Gov. Nixon is constitutionally barred from seeking re-election,” said Republican Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder. “What use, then, does he have for this money? He should return the money. Otherwise, it smells of more ‘pay to play’ politics by this administration.”

“The governor likes to give lip service to putting limits on campaign spending while he rakes in millions of dollar from lawyers, lobbyists and labor,” said Kinder. “He needs to return the money, and lawmakers need to override his veto in September.”

“Right to Work is a critical reform that will spur economic development in our state, and the Legislature has the opportunity to stop Gov. Nixon’s obstruction,” said Kinder.

Despite the fact Right to Work laws mean more jobs and higher pay, union bosses oppose them because it denies them the ability to force workers to finance their political operations.

Six states that border Missouri have Right to Work laws.  From 2003 to 2013, Missouri’s Midwestern Right to Work neighbors saw 11.9% growth in total private employment, while Missouri experienced just 5%, the National Right to Work Committee reports.