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KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI)-- Union members upset with so called "Pay Check Protection" and "Right To Work" legislation protested in Kirkwood Thursday.

A group of current and retired union members gathered outside state senator Eric Schmitt's district office hoping to meet with him.  They want him to stand up against reductions in union rights.

Senate Bill 29 would require public employee unions to get written consent from members before deducting fees to run the union or to be used for political purposes.

Supporters call it "Paycheck Protection."

Larger labor organizations like the St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council, praise Republican Schmitt for working to spur more job production.

All of labor is concerned about “Right To Work” legislation.

Missouri lawmakers will be back to work next week.