Tennessee's "right to work" protections

A resolution seeking to change Tennessee's Constitution to preserve the state's "right to work" law is gaining momentum. Many states have so-called "right to work" laws that prohibit the use of union membership status as a reason for getting or keeping a job.


The Senate passed the measure Monday and must now go before the House. The resolution's main sponsor, Representative Brian Kelsey, said the constitutional amendment is needed because it will make it harder to repeal or weaken.


Supporters point to Virginia as warning, where Democrats recently took over the Statehouse and are now looking to repeal its "right to work" law.

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