Trustees have put on hold plans to make West Chester a “right to work” place, pending a ruling in federal appeals court that allowed townships and cities — not just states — to adopt the designation.
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“I think it’s great,” Trustee George Lang said about the state-level effort. “In West Chester …we are going to continue to explore the idea to see if it makes sense for regardless of what the state does, but obviously if the state does it would make our efforts moot…
Trustee Lee Wong, who opposed the measure, could not immediately be reached for comment.
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Hundreds of people from throughout the region packed into the township’s meeting room late last month to speak out on the “right to work” issue during two trustees meetings.
William Stoekel told the trustees West Chester Twp. doesn’t need “right to work.”
“West Chester has top notch teachers and incredible police and fire departments and many companies already operating in the township,” he said. “West Chester is a great township and we don’t need gimmicks like right to work.”