Gil White, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the state’s leading small-business association, released the following statement today in response to the state Supreme Court’s decision to overrule a lower court’s injunction blocking West Virginia’s right-to-work law:
“Organized labor claims that right-to-work is anti-union. It’s not anti-union; it’s pro-worker. You’re still free to join a union, but right-to-work means you don’t have to join a union to get a job and support your family. It also means you can’t be fired for joining a union.
“Being a right-to-work state is going to make West Virginia more competitive regionally and nationally. Companies consider a state’s right-to-work status when deciding where to locate or expand their businesses, and becoming more competitive is going to create more opportunities for small, family-owned businesses.”