Tag: right to work

Right-to-Work and the Apartheid state

There are plenty of reasons why people who believe in human freedom and free markets should oppose so-called “right-to-work” laws.


Republican legislators push right to work amendment

Delegates Bell, Landes and Wilt and Senator Obenshain affirmed their support for the right to work constitutional amendment on the ballot this November.


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Ken Plum: Vote no on right to work ballot question

On the ballot on Election Day is constitutional amendment question one that would put the state right to work law into the constitution.


Andy Schmooker: The “right-to-work” con

When I was involved in electoral politics here in Virginia, I was advised by Democratic politicians to stay away from the issue of “right-to-work” laws.


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Local Democrats: Vote no on right to work amendment

Augusta County Democrats are urging voters to vote no on a proposed amendment adding a right to work provision to the state Constitution.


State Senate passes right to work amendment

The Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate have now both passed legislation to enshrine Virginia’s right to work law in the Constitution.


Right to work amendment on Virgina ballot in November

The Virginia Senate passed HB4 and HJ2 on party-line votes to incorporate a version of Virginia’s existing right to work law into the state constitution.


Democrats critical of House Republican Right to Work push

The House of Delegates passed a constitutional amendment providing for a November referendum on placing right to work language in the Virginia Constitution.


Democrats, AFL-CIO critical of Right to Work push

Senate Republicans pushed through a proposed amendment that seeks to insert Virginia’s existing Right to Work law into the state constitution.


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Right to work constitutional amendment reported to Senate floor

The Virginia Senate Privileges and Elections Committee voted on Tuesday to report a resolution from Senator Mark Obenshain to insert Right to Work into the Virginia Constitution.


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Bell right to work amendment passes Senate

A House resolution to make our Right to Work laws part of Virginia’s Constitution passed in the State Senate on Friday.


Democrats critical of GOP right to work constitutional amendment

This afternoon, Senate Republicans echoed their House counterparts and voted to enshrine “right to work” in the Virginia Constitution. Delegate Dickie Bell’s (R – Staunton) constitutional amendment, HJ 490, passed on a straight party-line vote.


Republican Party of Virginia survey does not ask about Medicaid

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe has made it clear that he will push for the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. Republicans in the Virginia General Assembly have made it clear that they are opposed to Medicaid expansion.


Jackson calls out Northam on right to work

Republican lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Jackson is calling attention to Democratic opponent Ralph Northam’s position on right to work in Virginia.


Bob Goodlatte: Protecting the right to work

This week we saw another victory for American workers and freedom in the workplace. Just days ago, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law two right to work bills, making Michigan the twenty-fourth right to work state in our nation, including Virginia. This means individual employees can join unions voluntarily, but unions cannot force membership or force the payment of dues across entire worksites. The news out of Michigan comes just 10 months after Indiana became a right to work state and is a particularly significant trend in the Midwest.


Hurt speaks on Right to Work legislation

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-VA) today delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act. As a part of the House’s job creation agenda, H.R. 2587 would remove the federal government as a roadblock to job growth by preventing the National Labor Relations Board from […]


Robert Hurt: We must put an end to Washington’s reckless spending

The current discussion in Washington regarding the President’s request to once again increase our nation’s debt limit is a timely reminder of the federal government’s consistent disregard for fiscal discipline. Given the importance of this issue, I spoke on the House floor this week about our debt crisis and the need to put an end […]


Robert Hurt: Protecting jobs by defending Virginia’s right to work status

Over the past two and a half years, the Administration has imposed several unnecessary government regulations and mandates on the private sector that have destroyed jobs, stifled innovation, and slowed our economic recovery. Despite the fact that unemployment still stands unacceptably high in the 5th District and across the nation, the Administration continues to overstep […]


David Reynolds: Civil War II

If there is to be a war, let it begin here. Or in twenty-two other right-to-work states, including Virginia. Or, best of all, in South Carolina. The reasons we will go to war again is the same reason we went to war 150 years ago – freedom. Wars are about freedom. For Civil War II […]


Saxman vows to protect right to work

Nobody was pushing for gay marriage, either, but that didn’t stop Republicans from pushing for a constitutional amendment to ban it. Ditto now for the latest from Staunton Republican Del. Chris Saxman, who is conjuring up the idea that Virginia’s right-to-work status is under attack and promising to solve the nonissue by proposing a constitutional […]