'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...