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County postpones vote on right-to-work ordinance

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GEORGETOWN (AP) — The Sussex County Council has postponed a vote on enacting a right-to-work law after a contentious public hearing.

News outlets report that the postponement Tuesday by the Council followed a five-hour hearing pitting supporters of the proposal against union members who spoke in opposition.

The proposed ordinance would bar workers from being compelled to join labor unions. Twenty-eight states have enacted right-to-work laws but Delaware is not among them.

Delaware’s Department of Justice has said county officials lack the authority to enact their own right-to-work laws. But Councilman Rob Arlett, a Republican who sponsored the proposal, said the department’s opinion is just one of many.

Arlett said he hopes the council will vote on the legislation next week.

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