UWUA Local 69 stands up for working families in West Virginia by opposing Right-to-Work
UWUA Local 69 (UGW) Treasurer Kevin Parsons speaks out about the veto override of Right-to-Work passing in West Virginia in the WOAY TV broadcast below:
The following is a statement from West Virginia AFL-CIO President Kenny Perdue regarding the passage today of Senate Bill 1, “Right to Work,” and House Bill 4005, repeal of Prevailing Wage:
“The legislative leadership relentlessly pursued “Right to Work” and repeal of Prevailing Wage despite appeals from thousands of hard-working West Virginians and hundreds of employers and contractors to stop and consider the damage caused to workers in other states through lower wages and less safe workplaces, and despite proof that these measures do nothing to create jobs.
“On behalf of 140,000 hard-working men and women represented by the West Virginia AFL-CIO, I would again like to thank Governor Tomblin for seeing through the false promises offered by supporters of both bills and standing up for West Virginia’s middle class. In the coming months, we will direct our energy and resources toward reminding West Virginia working families which legislators failed them, and urging them to vote accordingly – to remember in November.” Visit: http://WVAFLCIO.org
WV right-to-work, prevailing wage vetoes overridden
By David Gutman, Staff Writer
The West Virginia Legislature overrode Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s vetoes Friday of two highly contentious pieces of legislation that Republicans argue are pro-growth and Democrats argue will harm workers and lower wages.
West Virginia will become a right-to-work state on July 1, 2016, and the state’s prevailing wage will be repealed 90 days from when the bill is enrolled, sometime in mid-May.