Working People Rally Against Right to Work Law
Written by Ryan Petrovich
Last updated on February 12, 2016 @ 11:32PM
Created on February 12, 2016 @ 9:13PM
On Friday lawmakers made the decision to overturn Governor Tomblin's veto on two important issues, Right to Work and Prevailing Wage.
This left many people unhappy, including a large group of people who held a rally to oppose to law.
Upset, frustrated and disappointed are just a few adjectives to describe that large group of working people who held a Anti-Right-to-Work rally in Morgantown.
"We're extremely disappointed the legislature overrode the governors' veto so quickly," said Dan Doyle, President of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 1995. "I don't feel they gave it any thought at all."
"Well obviously we're all distressed about it," said Scott Dewitt, President of the Monongalia and Preston Counties Labor Council. "We believe the legislation that they passed is very detrimental to the state, to the workers of the state, not just the union, it's all workers."
"Frustration," said Justin Click of the Young Democrats of West Virginia University. "You know the idea behind Right to Work, what it said it's supposed to do is bring jobs in because unions don't have their power, but in actuality, it's going to lower wages."
Now that the lawmakers have made their decision, do all those who oppose this law believe the fight it over?
"We're in it to win it," Dewitt added. "We're going to focus on getting our people out to vote. They sat back last time and the voter turnout wasn't near as good as we thought it should've been. We're going to make sure that, that doesn't happened this time."
"The fight is never over for working people," Doyle also said. "We believe in fighting for what is right and what is fair. What happened to us is not fair."
"I think if anything it's only empowered us more because we have elections coming up," Click said. "The vote was on party lines. Things now, we're going to remember in November."
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