Heated Debate Over Right to Work Sparks Violence

May 07, 2018 - 10:50 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Right-to-work is a controversial law that Missourians will have to the chance to affirm or reject in an upcoming election.  But already, the campaign is getting heated.

Audio of yelling from a YouTube video claims to show so-called "union sympathizers" marching into a meeting of right-to-work supporters and attacking them. State Senator Bob Onder says it happened Thursday.

“The video in St. Joseph pictures a man and maybe more than one person rushing into the meeting and assaulting people and knocking people over,” he says.

Onder also says more than 20,000 petition signatures were found missing afterwards. Volunteers have been collecting signatures to get right-to-work on the ballot as a constitutional amendment.