Right to Work for Delaware County Will Get Fair Hearing, Sponsor Vows


GEORGETOWN, Delaware—Local residents who have a personal stake in the economic future of Sussex County “shall not be silenced” and ought to “have their voices heard” on the merits of a proposed right-to-work ordinance, the sponsor of the measure told The Daily Signal.

Open debate of the right-to-work proposal was expected to move a step closer to reality Tuesday during a Sussex County Council meeting. Council member Rob Arlett planned to reintroduce the ordinance with modified language inserted to satisfy legal concerns.

“All along, my desire has been to have a public hearing, with a public discussion, so we can hear from our constituents and from the general public,” Arlett said in an interview with The Daily Signal.

“As elected council members, we serve the members of the public and they have every right to chime in and to have their voices heard and to be educated on this matter. Not everyone is familiar with right to work and what it means, and so this is an opportunity for everyone to learn more.”

Right-to-work laws prohibit private sector employers from entering into agreements that make union membership and payment of union dues a condition of employment.

A total of 28 states are right-to-work states, with …read more