By Doug Cunningham
Labor unions won a round in Virginia as voters there defeated a measure that would have put the anti-union law called 'right to work' into the state constitution.
The law overrides the democratic decision of the majority of workers in union workplaces because a majority of workers vote in order to have a union represent all the workers in the workplace.
These laws allow individual workers to stop paying dues or fees to unions but still be covered by the union's collective bargaining efforts.
They are consciously and specifically designed to weaken worker union power.
A strong effort by unions against putting 'right to work' in the Virginia state constitution overcame a campaign by business and Republicans.