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Right-to-work proposal for Delaware county stalls in House

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(AP) — The final bid to declare a Delaware county a right-to-work zone has stalled, perhaps permanently, in the state’s General Assembly.

News outlets report that the House Housing & Community Affairs Committee rejected a measure on Wednesday that would’ve allowed Sussex County and its municipalities to create “enterprise zones” governed by right-to-work laws.

The committee’s four Republicans voted in favor of the measure, which needed six votes to move out of committee. The measure’s opponents also failed to attain enough votes to table the legislation.

The legislative effort follows the Sussex County Council’s Jan. 9 vote against a proposed ordinance that would have barred compelling workers to join labor unions.

Despite Republicans’ multiple efforts to make Delaware right-to-work, it remains one of 22 states that have not enacted such laws.

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