VOTE NO On "Right-to-Work" Amendment

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VOTE NO On "Right-to-Work" Amendment

Attention all Virginia Members:

As you exercise your right to vote on November 8, please be aware of the ballot measure regarding whether to amend the Virginia State Constitution to include the existing so called “right-to-work” law, thereby making it more difficult to overturn a law that is detrimental to union organizing. If you don’t want to make union organizing in Virginia even more difficult for SAG-AFTRA and other unions, VOTE NO to adding the existing law to the State Constitution.
 
The question will appear on the ballot as follows:

Should Article I of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to prohibit any agreement or combination between an employer and a labor union or labor organization whereby (i) nonmembers of the union or organization are denied the right to work for the employer, (ii) membership to the union or organization is made a condition of employment or continuation of employment by such employer, or (iii) the union or organization acquires an employment monopoly in any such enterprise?
 
And the following explanation will appear on the ballot summary:
 
Present Law
Currently, Virginia’s right to work law, § 40.1-59 of the Code of Virginia, provides that any agreement or combination between an employer and a labor union or labor organization whereby (i) nonmembers of the union or organization are denied the right to work for the employer, (ii) membership in the union or organization is made a condition of employment or continuation of employment by such employer, or (iii) the union or organization acquires an employment monopoly in any such enterprise is against public policy and illegal. This has been the law and the declared public policy of the Commonwealth since 1947.

Proposed Amendment
The proposed amendment places the provisions of Virginia’s right to work law into the Constitution of Virginia. While Virginia law may be amended by any future General Assembly, a constitutional prohibition can only be changed by a future constitutional amendment approved by the voters.