Who votes for right-to-work?

A median voter analysis of Missouri’s Proposition A


  • Colin Steitz West Virginia University




Median Voter, Right to work


Right-to-work laws constitute a major constitutional decision that impacts the abilities of unions to operate within a state with additional impacts on the general labor market. In 2017, Missouri attempted to enact right-to-work legislation, but due to pushback from local unions, the decision was ultimately given to Missouri voters in the form of Proposition A. Voters chose to rescind the legislation and prevented the legislature from making Missouri a right-to-work state. I examined county-level voting on Proposition A using a median voter model and found evidence that occupational interest variables predicted support and opposition to Proposition A.


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How to Cite

Steitz, C. (2022). Who votes for right-to-work? A median voter analysis of Missouri’s Proposition A . Economics and Business Letters, 11(2), 88–92. https://doi.org/10.17811/ebl.11.2.2022.88-92