CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates voted Friday to override Gov. Jim Justice’s veto of changes to the state’s right-to-work bill, making the legislation state law.
Senate Bill 330 will provide clarifications of passages and definitions in the West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act, as well as repeal provisions relating to the statutory construction of the act.
The law in its original condition would allow union shop workers to opt out of paying dues. The law is being challenged in court. While it was passed during the 2016 session despite a veto by then-Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Kanawha County Judge Jennifer Bailey approved a temporary injunction last August.
Justice vetoed the legislation on March 28, saying the state Supreme Court should decide on the law.
“It deserves it’s day in court, free of interference,” Justice said.
The Senate voted 21-12 to override the veto on March 30.
The final tally of the House vote was 51-49.