This report examines at the state of play in government union reform efforts nationally, but importantly, it highlights a point that we’ve made repeatedly here on the blog: that regardless of the law being applied to protect workers, the state of Missouri needs to keep better tabs on what collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) are in place in the state. After all, an agreement you don’t know about is an agreement you can’t oversee. As many key government union reforms remain in flux in Missouri, now is a good time for the state to establish a process whereby these agreements can be tracked and followed up on, now and into the future. As the paper demonstrates, the state’s existing oversight system leaves much to be desired and, accordingly, deserves more attention from policymakers.

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About the Author

Patrick Ishmael
Director of Government Accountability

Patrick Ishmael is the director of government accountability at the Show-Me Institute.