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Hearing on challenging 'Right to Work' law to be held Wednesday

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 9, 2016

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CHARLESTON – Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday to consider requests from West Virginia AFL-CIO and several other unions representing West Virginia employees who are challenging the “Right to Work” law.

West Virginia AFL-CIO and the ten others that have filed suit have asked that the lawsuits be combined into one, and for Bailey issue an injunction to prevent the legislation, which was adopted during the 2016 regular legislative session, from being enacted.

“In addition to simply being bad public policy, this ‘Right to Work’ law generally violates the West Virginia Constitution’s prohibition of taking property without due process and compensation,” said WV AFL-CIO President Kenny Perdue.

Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, who is also President of Teamsters Local 175, will likely be called to testify during the hearing, which will take place at 2 p.m. in Bailey’s courtroom at the Kanawha Circuit Court building.

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