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Missouri House Passes Bill on Public Union Dues

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The Missouri House has passed a bill to change how public-sector union members pay dues.

House members voted 91-55 to send the bill to the Senate Monday.

The legislation would require public employees to annually reauthorize paying their dues through paycheck withholdings. It would also require those unions to make financial records available to workers.

Supporters said it would make it easier for union members to withdraw if they no longer want to pay dues. Opponents argue it's an unnecessary regulation aimed at weakening unions