(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) –Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, who also serves as President of Teamsters Local 175 in South Charleston, filed a formal complaint today against the West Virginia Right to Work Committee for violating election campaign laws. The complaint comes after recent revelations of undisclosed mailings by the anti-union group to West Virginia voters, including Teamster members, without registering or reporting its activity with the state.

“Not only is this a clear violation of campaign finance laws, it’s also proof positive that out-of-state special interests are pulling the strings of the Republican leadership in West Virginia. We know that this illegal electioneering has been done for the benefit of state senate candidates Mitch Carmichael, Chris Walters and Greg Boso; but we believe it is much more widespread and, for that reason, we are calling for a full and immediate investigation of this out-of-state group to determine how many other races they’ve illegally injected themselves into,” Hall said.