Union Plans Lawsuit Against Right-to-Work Bill


The Right-to-Work battle may not be over after all in West Virginia. The Teamsters Union in this state is going to sue West Virginia University over the email correspondence from a Professor who did a study on Right-to-Work, and corresponded with state lawmakers. The original documents produced for the Teamsters were heavily blacked out.

“The question is, what are they trying to hide? And you know what? As taxpayers, our members send their kids to that school; we support the athletics; and it’s time we get a fair shake from WVU,” said Ken Hall, the West Virginia Teamsters President.

Republicans lawmakers believe their bill is on solid ground.

“So we’ve got to take the uncertainty out of any future business that might come here. And  they want to be certain they can move here, get a labor force that won’t be interrupted by an outside interest, such as unionization when they first show up,” said Del. Roy Cooper, (R) Summers.

“One legal option is that when Right-to-Work becomes law, the Teamsters could file for an injunction in court, to try to stop the law from being implemented, until legal questions can be answered. So far the Teamsters have not said if they will make that legal request.” said Mark Curtis 13 News Political Reporter.

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