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Measure Details

Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Virginia by Adding in Article I a Section Numbered 11-A, Relating to the Right to Work

Virginia Ballot Measure - HJR 490

Election: Nov. 8, 2016 (General)
Outcome: Failed

Categories:
Constitution
Labor Unions
Employment and Affirmative Action

Yes
1,743,255
(46.38%)

No
2,015,475
(53.62%)

Summary

The proposed amendment places the provisions of Virginia’s right to work law into the Constitution of Virginia. While Virginia law may be amended by any future General Assembly, a constitutional prohibition can only be changed by a future constitutional amendment approved by the voters.

Measure Text

Should Article I of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to prohibit any agreement or combination between an employer and a labor union or labor organization whereby (i) nonmembers of the union or organization are denied the right to work for the employer, (ii) membership to the union or organization is made a condition of employment or continuation of employment by such employer, or (iii) the union or organization acquires an employment monopoly in any such enterprise?

YES ( ) NO ( )

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