In 1947 a bill became law that made Virginia a “right to work state.” This means anyone can go to work at a union company without being required to join the union. This is the law and no constitutional amendment is needed!
Next month, voters in Virginia will decide whether or not to amend our state constitution. This anti-worker amendment would enshrine in Virginia’s Constitution a nearly 70 year old right to work law that hurts our ability to collectively bargain. This is a thinly-veiled union-busting effort by Republicans to enable corporations to avoid paying hard-working Virginians a living wage.
Virginia’s Constitution is the foundational document of our Commonwealth and does not need to be changed. Voters want our elected leaders to focus on policies that strengthen our communities, fund our schools, fix our crumbling infrastructure, wages, and create good jobs for hard working Virginians. This amendment is a distraction from the real issues and Virginia’s working families deserve better from our elected representatives.