Oklahoma lawmakers agree on right-to-work election date

Wednesday, April 25th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- The statewide vote on a right-to-work proposal will be on September 25th under a plan agreed to today by Legislative leaders.

Republicans and Democrats negotiated the date and Republican Representative Fred Morgan says it's a date everyone agrees on.

The right-to-work resolution that passed the House last week called for an August 14th election, but it didn't get the two-thirds majority needed. That would have delayed the election until November 2002.

Right-to-work supporters want the vote soon, but oppose an election during the summer when families are on vacation and turnout may be low.

The proposal would end the practice of requiring union dues be paid as a condition of employment.

Election Secretary Lance Ward says the election will cost about 700-thousand dollars.