Last week, members from UFCW Locals 23 and 400, gathered at the West Virginia State Capital to rally against right to work legislation. In West Virginia, Republican legislative leaders are making right to work legislation a top priority for the 2016 Regular Legislative Session. The first bill, introduced in the state Senate on January 13, was the one written to make West Virginia a right to work state.
Opponents of the legislation called right to work “destructive” and said that it would clear the way for lower wages and the weakening of work protections. They also said that right to work legislation is an attack on unions and will be harmful to the hard-working men and women and their families in West Virginia.