‘Right to Work' Fight Coming to Capitol

Sunday Gazette-Mail - Debates about "right to work" legislation are likely to heat up in West Virginia during coming weeks. Read

Last Tuesday, a bill called the "Creating Workplace Freedom Act" was introduced in the state Senate.

The bill, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, would prohibit requiring workers to join unions in workplaces covered under union contracts.

Right to work legislation allows employees, working under a union contract, to choose not to pay union dues, but those employees would still enjoy pay raises and fringe benefits negotiated under those contracts


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