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Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:51 AM

West Virginia Supreme Court stops right-to-work ruling from taking effect

The West Virginia Supreme Court on Friday granted a motion to halt proceedings in what had been a nearly 3-year court case involving West Virginia’s right-to-work law.

The court approved a motion to stay a ruling handed down by Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey in February, according to a news release Friday from West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

On Feb. 27, Bailey declared that part of the the Workplace Freedom Act is unconstitutional because it allows workers to refuse to pay dues, fees or other charges to a union, which, nonetheless, must still represent those workers.

In her ruling, Bailey issued a 30-day stay, preventing her ruling from taking effect and giving parties time to file appeals if they so desired.

Read more: https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/cops_and_courts/wv-supreme-court-stops-right-to-work-ruling-from-taking/article_b30ea376-0b42-5e1d-b060-0c69ca7d4a50.html

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