On Thursday, February 4, the West Virginia House of Delegates voted 54-46 to pass the “Establishing West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act,” a measure that would allow employees to opt-out of paying union dues. The Senate, which previously passed the bill 17-16 along party lines, must approve the bill again as it was amended by the House. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has committed to vetoing the bill, but only a simply majority in the House and Senate is needed to override any veto. If enacted, West Virginia will become the 26th state to have a right-to-work law.

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