Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

LETTER: Support Measure on Right to Work

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

LETTER: Support Measure on Right to Work

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Article I of Alabama's 1901 Constitution guarantees certain unique rights. In addition to mirroring constitutional guarantees in the U.S. Bill of Rights, Alabama's governing document bestows many other rights.

Missing, however, is the important and fundamental right to work and provide for our families.

The Alabama Legislature is working to correct that oversight with House Bill 37 by Rep. Arnold Mooney, R-Birmingham. HB 37 is a constitutional amendment that would further establish Alabama as a right-to-work state and prevent labor organizations from forcing employees to join. At the same time, employers could not deny union membership to workers who wish to join.

The House passed HB 37, which is now on the Senate calendar in position for final passage. If approved, the amendment will appear on the November 2016 general election ballot for ratification. …

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