It is one of 28 states that have adopted right to work laws, but the Missouri right to work statute is now in suspension until voters have their say on the issue in November. The law, which prohibits the payment of union dues as a condition of employment, was set to take effect in the “Show Me state” on Monday, August 28, however union opponents have submitted a sufficient number of voter signatures to require voter ratification. Over 100,000 valid voter signatures were required to put the question on the ballot for November. Those signatures now need to be verified by local city clerks and if valid, the question of ratifying the legislature’s passage of right to work will go on the November statewide ballot. Ironically, the speed with which the republican controlled legislature passed the bill and sent it to new republican Governor Eric Greitens for his signature in February may have given unions more time to collect the required signatures.