The Alabama Senate has passed legislation reiterating Alabama’s position as a so-called “right-to-work” state.
Senators on Thursday passed the amendment 25 votes to 9. Alabama voters will now have the chance to approve the amendment at the ballot box.
Alabama law already has the prohibition, but Republicans said adding the amendment to the state Constitution will give businesses additional assurances.
In a debate on the Senate floor, Minority Leader Quinton Ross, a Democrat, called the amendment “asinine” and a waste of time and money. Ross says lawmakers have more important issues they should address.
Republished with permission of the Associated Press.