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Manchin no proponent of ‘right to work’

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was in Fairmont on Friday. He shared his thoughts on various subjects with the Times West Virginian’s editorial board.

Right to work

“During my time as governor of West Virginia, and now as senator, I never had a single company tell me that it would relocate to our great state if only we would pass ‘right-to-work’ legislation.

“Simply put, this is a partisan bill that will do nothing to create jobs in West Virginia. During these tough economic times, we must focus on fighting for every job we have and every potential job we can create, rather than fighting over a divisive political issue being used to divide us rather than unite us.

“Tell me, is Boeing is going to build a new aircraft plant if you pass ‘right to work’? Is General Motors going to build a new automotive plant? Tell me something because I never did see it…


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