Va. Right-To-Work Amendment Fails In State Senate

Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 6:32 PM EST) -- A proposal to amend the Virginia state constitution with a right-to-work provision that would effectively kill labor union agreements failed to pass by one vote in the state Senate on Monday.

With Virginia senators equally split 20-20 along party lines, the bill was rejected on its third reading, according to state legislative information. The measure had been proposed by Sen. Richard H. Black, R-District 13, who hailed it as a pro-business initiative that would boost the local economy.

The proposed language would have deemed any labor...
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