Delaware County Postpones Vote on Right-to-Work Ordinance

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Most people attending a Tuesday public hearing for a proposed right to work ordinance in Sussex County were in opposition to the measure, as displayed by this show of hands. (Photo: Maddy Lauria/The News Journal)

Reprinted from The Washington Post by The Associated Press on January 3, 2017.

A Delaware county has postponed a vote on enacting a right-to-work law after a contentious public hearing.

News outlets report that the postponement Tuesday by the Sussex County Council followed a five-hour hearing pitting supporters of the proposal against union members who spoke in opposition.

The proposed ordinance would bar workers from being compelled to join labor unions.

Twenty-eight states have enacted right-to-work laws but Delaware is not among them. …

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