CHARLESTON – Former Mingo County State Senator Truman Chafin, a democrat, chimed in on the recent debate for the Right to Work Bill in West Virginia.
“I’m very disappointed that West Virginia will become a right to work state on July 1, 2016. As the longest serving Senate Majority Leader of the West Virginia Senate, and as its former Judiciary Chair, I always made sure that this worker-killing bill was placed in my trash can- where it belongs,” Chafin stated.
“It is a union busting bill and our union labor men and women and retired UMWA members, together with their families are sure to suffer when the financial coffers that pay their retirements, health care and other worker related benefits slowly end for lack of money,” Chafin added.
“Professor John Deskins, WVU’s noted economic professor, who testified before the Senate Judiciary committee, opined that this law is not a silver bullet that will bring jobs to West Virginia as proponents claim,” Chafin stressed. “So, what made this unfortunate and radical change suddenly possible? I suggest that Mingo County and southern West Virginia only need to look around them for what our United States Attorney called a corrupt political organization – aka ‘Team Mingo’.”
“We all know who these people are and that in the last General Election they worked tirelessly to elect the Republican Senator who replaced me, thus giving Mingo County’s new Republican Senator the power to cast the deciding vote for this intolerable right to work – for less,” Chafin concluded.
(Kyle Lovern is the Managing Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)