West Virginians Support Right to Work

Most West Virginians support passage of a Right to Work bill.  Shauna Johnson has the story in West Virginia Metro News online.  Although West Virginia does not have a monopoly bargaining law, a Right to Work law will guarantee teachers the freedom to join West Virginia Professional Educators (WVPE) or any other professional organization of his or her choice.

More than 66 percent of West Virginia’s registered voters support the creation of a right to work law in West Virginia, according to a new poll from Mark Blankenship Enterprises conducted on behalf of Americans For Prosperity – West Virginia.

“It tells me people are ready for change,” said Wendy McCuskey, state director for AFP West Virginia, of the poll’s results. “People want jobs in West Virginia and I think right to work is the jobs bill.”

On Monday’s MetroNews “Talkline,” McCuskey said the poll showed three in five respondents backed the idea. In that poll, the support was highest among Independent voters, at 77 percent, followed by Republicans, at 70 percent, and Democrats, at 60 percent.

A total of 28 percent of voters said they opposed such a proposal.