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W.Va. House Passes Right-To-Work Bill

Law360, New York (February 5, 2016, 8:11 PM EST) -- The West Virginia House of Delegates narrowly approved legislation Thursday that would allow employees to opt-out of paying union fees, putting the state on the verge of becoming the 26th right-to-work state in the U.S.

The Republican-led House voted 54-46 to pass the “Establishing West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act.” Ten Republicans joined all of the House’s Democrats in opposition of the bill.

The state Senate, which previously passed the bill 17-16 along party lines, must approve the amended bill before it can be sent to the desk of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Tomblin has vowed to veto the legislation, but the...

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