2017 is right-to-work's watershed year
“Workers should have the right to decide for themselves whether or not they want to join or fund a union without fear of losing their jobs. With the recent adoption of a right-to-work law in Missouri, 28 states now protect that freedom.”
“Without question, the issues of fairness and respect for individual choice were instrumental in creating the right-to-work watershed. But another factor was the clear economic advantage that states enjoyed once they expanded worker freedom by adopting right-to-work.
In the 35-year period between 1977 and 2012, right-to-work states grew their employment by 105.3 percent—more than double the 50 percent growth experienced by states without right to work.
This trend is repeated in more recent data as well. From 2000 to 2015, states with a right-to-work law increased personal income by 91 percent, compared to just 72 percent in states without one. Naturally, along with the increased income possibilities, the same period saw right-to-work states increase their population by 22.3 percent while states without the law experienced an increase of just 9.5 percent.”
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Congress Considers National Right-To-Work Bill: Beginning of the End for Unions?
February 8, 2017
RE: the National Right-to-Work Act (H.R. 825)
The full text of the bill is available at http://joewilson.house.gov/sites/joewilson.house.gov/files/National%20Ri...