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West Virginia’s Public Worker Union Dues Deduction Ban Back On

Nov. 23, 2021, 9:48 PM

The West Virginia AFL-CIO and various unions were wrongly granted a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of a state law prohibiting state employers from continuing to deduct union dues and employee-association membership fees from public workers’ wages, the state’s top court ruled 3-2.

A lower court conducted a “less than careful consideration” when it found the unions showed a likelihood of success on the merits of their constitutional challenges to the West Virginia Paycheck Act, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia said Monday. That’s the most important of the four factors used to determine whether the “powerful” and “harsh” ...

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