The national wave of states adopting right to work legislation hit a bump and stalled this past week when the Colorado House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee voted to kill Senate Bill 55, which would have prohibited any Colorado company from requiring union membership as a condition of employment. The demise of SB 55 means that Colorado will keep in place its Labor Peace Act in place. The Labor Peace Act requires two votes in order to unionize a shop as well as approval from 75 percent of the company’s work force. Unions have been throwing everything they can think of at the West Virginia right to work law, but to no avail. To quickly recap, the state’s AFL-CIO won a temporary injunction last summer against the law, in large part because of two very poorly written provisions regarding construction workers and public services that confused the courts. Last month, the court threw out two provisions of the law and in response, the West Virginia Senate passed clarifying language and sent it along to the House, where it is currently being deliberated. How that plays out remains to be seen. Over in Kentucky however, unions have challenged a county right to work provision passed last year in Hardin County, only to have the state enact a law making the entire state right-to-work! This week, the 6th Circuit ruled for a 2nd time that it would not vacate its earlier decision and order upholding the Hardin County law. Notwithstanding the new statewide law and the 6th Circuit’s most recent affirmation of the right to work law, the unions appear poised to pursue their challenge all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).