The Alabama Senate has passed a Constitutional amendment reinforcing Alabama's position as a so-called "right-to-work" state. APR’s Stan Ingold has more.
Senators passed the amendment 25 votes to 9. Alabama voters will now have the chance to approve the amendment at the ballot box in November.
Right-to-work states prohibit companies from requiring workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment.
Alabama law already has the prohibition, but Republicans say adding the amendment to the state Constitution will give businesses additional assurances.