right-to-work

Right-to-Work Amendment Approved in Alabama House

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved legislation reiterating Alabama’s stance as a so-called “right-to-work” state. Representatives approved the proposed constitutional amendment Wednesday on a 69-33 vote. The bill now moves to the Alabama Senate. Right-to-work states prohibit companies from requiring employees to pay union dues as a condition of employment. Alabama law already has the prohibition, but Republicans said…

Right-To-Work Amendment Fails in Alabama House

Republicans were unable to muster enough votes to put “right-to-work” language in the Alabama Constitution saying workers can’t be required to join unions. The proposed constitutional amendment narrowly failed in the House of Representatives. Lawmakers were three votes short of the 63 needed. The proposal is largely symbolic since Alabama is already a “right-to-work’ state. State law for decades has…