Law and Politics

West Virginia’s Republicans Override Governor’s Veto To Pass Anti-Union Legislation

February 16, 2016
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Charleston, VA – Republican lawmakers overrode Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's veto to pass anti-union legislation. A so-called 'Right To Work' bill and repeal of the state's prevailing wage law were both passed over the governor's veto Friday. West Virginia AFL-CIO President Kenny Perdue.

[Kenny Perdue]: "There's a lot of these elected officials that are extremely arrogant to the fact that workers are suffering. And they just don't give a damn as to what happens to 'em. We think that we've got a good shot at educating and coming into the next election and winning some seats back, which could change what we're dealing with in our House and the Senate." To hear the audio click the following link

 

February 15, 2016

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