The West Virginia Legislature has passed legislation and sent it to Governor Earl Ray Tomblin that would make West Virginia the 26th state with a right-to-work law. “Right to work” gives an employee the legal right to opt out of paying union dues. Last week, the House passed the “Establishing West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act” on a vote of 54 – 46. The state Senate, which previously narrowly passed a different version of the bill, quickly agreed to the amended House version this week and sent it on to the Governor. Tomblin has promised to veto the bill, however in West Virginia, a simple majority can override a gubernatorial veto, so it is likely to be overridden and right-to-work will become law.