“Right to Work” legislation would be harmful to Missouri’s middle class families according to a new report that’s been released. The report by Dr. Michael Kelsay, an economics professor at the University of Missouri—Kansas City demonstrates that Missouri would lose between $4.8 billion and $6.28 billion dollars annually in wages and tax revenue by becoming a “right to work” state. Kelsay adds that he found “right to work” states had a higher percentage of their population living below the poverty level in 2012 than states without these laws. However, proponents of the legislation assert that it will attract more businesses and produce economic benefits. Kelsay says his report disproves these claims.