Va Right-To-Work Measure Dies On 20-20 Senate Tie - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Va Right-To-Work Measure Dies On 20-20 Senate Tie

Posted: Updated:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - On a party line vote, the Virginia Senate has killed a measure that would write the state's longstanding right-to-work law into its constitution.
    
Republican Sen. Dick Black's resolution won the support of all 20 Republicans, but the opposition of the Senate's 20 Democrats. A majority of 21 votes was the minimum required for passage.
    
Black called it a pro-business principle so cherished in Virginia that it should be in its constitution.
    
But Democratic Sen. Don McEachin noted that there has never been an effort by either party to repeal the law that allows for compulsory union membership as a condition of employment in some trades.
    
Fellow Democratic Sen. Dick Saslaw said the constitution should be reserve for weighty matters of governance, "not the issue du jour."

 

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Local NewsDelmarva HeadlinesMore>>

  • One Arrested After Reported Ocean City Vehicle Pursuit

    One Arrested After Reported Ocean City Vehicle Pursuit

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:54:00 GMT
    OCEAN CITY, Md. - One man was arrested, after reportedly attempting to flee from an early morning traffic stop.More >>
    OCEAN CITY, Md. - One man was arrested, after reportedly attempting to flee from an early morning traffic stop.More >>
  • UPDATE: Bundick's New Counsel Request Denied

    UPDATE: Bundick's New Counsel Request Denied

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:28:20 GMT
    ACCOMACK CO., Va. - An Accomack County arsonist, will remain with her current counsel. On Thursday, a judge denied Tonya Bundick's request for a new lawyer. Earlier this month Bundick filed the motion for new representation. Back in July, Bundick was found guilty of one felony count of arson.More >>
    ACCOMACK CO., Va. - An Accomack County arsonist, will remain with her current counsel. On Thursday, a judge denied Tonya Bundick's request for a new lawyer. Earlier this month Bundick filed the motion for new representation. Back in July, Bundick was found guilty of one felony count of arson.
    More >>
  • UPDATE: Three Firefighters Injured During Salisbury House Fire

    UPDATE: Three Firefighters Injured During Salisbury House Fire

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:08:15 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md. - Three firefighters were reportedly suffering from heat exhaustion, during a large house fire in Salisbury.More >>
    SALISBURY, Md. - Three firefighters were reportedly suffering from heat exhaustion, during a large house fire in Salisbury.More >>
  • ContestsMore>>

  • VP Shoes Back to School Contest

    VP Shoes Back to School Contest

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-15 04:02:20 GMT
    Winner announced on WMDT 47 News at 12PM on 8/22/14 No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning dependent on number of entries received. Contest Dates: August 15, 2014 – AugustMore >>
    Winner announced on WMDT 47 News at 12PM on 8/22/14 No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning dependent on number of entries received. Contest Dates: August 15, 2014 – AugustMore >>
  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.