Vote on right-to-work plan delayed

Wednesday, February 14th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- A state Senate vote on right-to-work is now expected next week, instead of today as planned by the bill's author.

The proposal by Senator Dave Herbert calls for a statewide vote to amend the state's constitution and allow employees to work without having to pay union dues.

Herbert originally asked for an August Seventh election, but the date was moved to May 22nd by other lawmakers.

Herbert says he never had a chance to discuss the date change with other senators.

Labor leaders oppose right-to-work and believe Republicans want the earlier date to reduce the amount of time opponents have to campaign against the proposal.

Herbert now says the bill could be on the Senate agenda for Monday or Tuesday.