Today, Governor Eric Greitens will sign SB 182, an important labor reform bill that eliminates special advantages for union bosses when negotiating government contracts. These advantages decrease competition and drive up the costs of construction for the taxpayer.
"Project Labor Agreements drive up the cost of construction and kill jobs," said Governor Greitens. "Our top priority is more jobs for the people. We're eliminating this sweetheart deal for special interests, protecting taxpayers, and creating more opportunity for all workers in Missouri."
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin will attend this afternoon's signing at Automation Service in Earth City. Rep. Rob Vescovo and Sen. Bill Onder, the bill's sponsors, will also be in attendance.
Politicians and government officials across the state of Missouri have worked with union bosses to create special privileges and advantages for union contractors on taxpayer-funded construction projects. This reform ensures that all contractors are able to fairly bid on taxpayer-funded projects to ensure more work for workers and less waste for taxpayers.