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Old 10-26-2016, 09:37 PM
 
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:15 PM
 
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Sounds like right to work issues. This is pros/cons from the League of Women Voters.
2016 Virginia Constitutional Amendment Proposals: Pros and Cons - LWV of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA)
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:16 PM
 
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https://ballotpedia.org/Virginia_%22...mendment_(2016)

^^^^This explains it.
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA, USA
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Attached: I do not understand the statement well.

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See this explanation from Wikipedia. In a nutshell, it was designed to control unions. It is not for the benefit of workers, but tends to benefit companies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-to-work_law
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:05 AM
 
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It's meant to permanently weaken the unions by enshrining "right to work" in the commonwealth constitution.
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:07 AM
 
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And in a larger sense, it's meant to weaken the Democratic Party as they benefit the most from union contributions. By weakening unions, they effect the amount of fundraising Dems get at a local and national level.
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, VA
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https://ballotpedia.org/Virginia_2016_ballot_measures

I'll be voting no on both, and both will probably pass comfortably.
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Seems like Republicans are afraid of losing control of the state someday. Seems unnecessary to me to change the Constitution for this reason.
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Old 10-27-2016, 12:12 PM
 
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It's meant to permanently weaken the unions by enshrining "right to work" in the commonwealth constitution.
Yes. My husband is part of union (which has been of great benefit to the worker) and they have provided us with information on this and requested we vote NO.
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Old 10-27-2016, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Chester County, PA
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Yeah, this amendment to the state constitution seems silly to me. Apparently, Virginia has been a "right to work" state since 1947. I can't think of any politician I've heard anywhere proposing to change this. Seems like a solution in search of a problem. That said, given the wording, I bet it will pass - these are the sorts of things on the ballot where your average voter will have no idea why it's there, and as long as it sounds good, they'll vote for it.
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