Right to work law mystery is solved


We learned a little more about the mysterious story that appeared earlier this month regarding Sussex County considering a resolution for right to work ordinance.

The piece from the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal featured Anthony Wedo, of Greenville, who briefly gained fame on Undercover Boss when he ran the parent company of Old County Buffet. Wedo was quoted as saying he supported the law as a way to spur the economy. Right to work laws take away the right of unions to require dues from employees represented in negotiations.

It turned this week out that Sussex Council member Bob Arlett planned to introduce the resolution or ordinance, the Cape Gazette reported. Arlett was active in the Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in Sussex County.

However, the ordinance required adequate notice before it could put on the agenda. Arlett can go through the steps and bring up the ordinance at a later meeting.


What the ordinance would actually do remains unclear. A right to work law would require passage from the General Assembly, an unlikely development this year in a state with Democrats holding the governor’s office and both houses.

One possibility mentioned in the Daily Signal is Kentucky’s law, which allows individual counties to pass right to work laws.

A couple of years back, Republicans in the General Assembly introduced legislation calling for right to work zones around industrial sites like the GM Boxwood plant. That measure went nowhere.

The lack of a right to work law has been cited as a reason for companies not setting up shop in the state.

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