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West Virginia up to no good

Lawmakers in West Virginia are holding hearings on making the state right to work.

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Dec 01, 2015

Legislators in West Virginia began hearing arguments about the pro’s and con’s of legislation that would make the state right to work.  Republican legislators, citing union member’s political affiliations, have promised to push the legislation through during the 2016 legislative session. 

“A right-to-work law does nothing to help West Virginia’s economy, and hurts West Virginia working families,” the state AFL-CIO said. “This is not about job creation. It’s about attacking unions.”

John Deskins, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at West Virginia University, said that of the 10 states that went to Right to Work between 1950 and 2011, half have seen economic growth that is below the national average.

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