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Manchin to cosponsor PRO Act, union-backed bill that would crush right-to-work laws

Added 04-19-21 03:29:02pm EST - “Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will cosponsor House Democrats' PRO Act, which? would negate state right-to-work laws.” - Foxnews.com

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will co-sponsor the Senate version of House Democrats' PRO Act, which would negate state right-to-work laws and force some workers to pay union dues in order to keep their jobs.

"I look forward to working with my colleagues, on both sides of the aisle, to move this bill through a legislative process," Manchin said on Monday, Politico's Corbin Hiar reported.

Manchin was speaking at a National Press Club event with United Mine Workers of America head Cecil E. Roberts Jr.

West Virginia passed right-to-work legislation in 2016, according to the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. Roughly 10% of West Virginia workers are union members, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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