Workers should not have to pay union fees as a condition of employment. Thankfully, Virginia’s workers are protected by right-to-work laws, which forbid forced union fees. Right-to-work is one of the reasons Virginia was ranked as the top state in the country for business last year.
According to the National Right to Work Committee, from 2001 to 2011, right-to-work states added 1.7 million jobs while forced-union states lost 2 million jobs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that right-to-work states enjoyed more than twice the job-growth rate of non-right-to-work states between 2007 and 2017.
Gov. Ralph Northam has voiced his support for right-to-work in the past. Encourage him to continue standing with Virginia workers and keep the Commonwealth a top place for business.