Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Judge Denies Motion to Intervene

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Judge Denies Motion to Intervene

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A Kanawha County circuit judge on Friday refused a motion to intervene filed by a national right-to-work organization in a lawsuit state labor unions filed against West Virginia's new right- to-work law. Judge Jennifer Bailey ruled against a motion to intervene filed by Reginald Gibbs, who argued he was directly affected by the new law.

Gibbs is employed in West Virginia and is in a bargaining unit represented by a labor organization and, therefore, is directly affected by the new right-to-work law, his motion stated.

"Currently, [Gibbs] is required to pay a fee to a labor organization as a condition of employment. Pursuant to the Right-to- Work law, when the current collective bargaining agreement which governs [Gibbs'] employment expires, he will no longer be required to pay any fee to a labor organization as a condition of employment, his motion stated. …

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