Can I assume the new guys will champion Right to Work legislation? LOL!
RtW is actually a contested issue in the GOP dominated legislature. There are enough union-dependent reps and senators that they cannot agree on moving it forward despite having veto-proof majorities.
Part of the MO legislative /GOP problem has been that there has been no leadership outside of each legislative body, which is why the house and senate cannot come to agreement on many issues. Neither (former) chairman David Cole nor (top GOP officeholder) Lt Gov Kinder have exercised any (apparent) pressure on unifying the bodies or factions within.
Ed is not the type to shy away from a fight. He may say and do something stupid at some point, but he is a bulldog and not afraid of rocking the boat.