Unions

'Right to work' already in force

Closed shops or forced unionism have been illegal in the U.S. since 1947. Nonetheless, the Code of Virginia, like most southern states, already has a "Right to Work" provision which essentially provides that workers in union-covered facilities cannot be required to pay dues even if they benefit from union representation. Therefore, I urge you to vote against the proposed Constitutional Amendment regarding "Right to Work."

In the past, blue-collar workers were the primary focus of labor unions but the U.S economy has greatly changed. Manual-labor, hourly jobs such as manufacturing, textiles and such are diminishing and being replaced by jobs requiring specific...

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