(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) – The Teamsters Union announced that it will file a lawsuit against West Virginia University (WVU) alleging violations of the Freedom of Information Act Statute. Teamsters are requesting the release of emails and other information concerning the economic impact of so-called right to work (RTW) in West Virginia.

The Teamsters question the motivations behind a study commissioned by members of the state Legislature who support RTW legislation. The pro-RTW study written by Prof. John Deskins of WVU was conducted at the request of Senate President Bill Cole and House Speaker Tim Armstead, lead proponents of the legislation.

Ken Hall, Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer and President of Teamsters Local 175 in South Charleston, W.Va., called on WVU to release the full text of the email correspondence between the hand-picked author Deskins and the Legislature