Lincolnshire is the only town in the Chicago area to establish itself as a right-to-work
laws allow workers to opt out of paying those dues.
West Virginia became the latest right-to-work
state in February, after the Republican-controlled Legislature overrode a veto by Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.
Now it's up to the states to decide whether right-to-work
laws create free riders, or whether fair-share dues violate workers' rights.
My one quibble with Lee's narrative is that we never get a great sense of who joined the grassroots element of the right-to-work
movement and what motivated them.
It is not just that bishops have lost their enthusiasm for organized labor; many have come to accept the argument for the "justice" of right-to-work
Editor's note: The editorial noted that economists disagree over how much effect right-to-work
laws have on both the employment gains and lower wages seen in right-to-work
states, but concluded that fairness and choice are powerful arguments for adopting such laws.
In an update of a question asked in 1957, 71% of Americans said they would "vote for" a right-to-work
law if they had the opportunity to do so, while 22% said they would vote against such a law.
The goal of right-to-work
laws is to make it impossible for unions to fund their activities.
11, 2012, Michigan became the 24th right-to-work
state in the U.
Michigan is the 24th state to pass a right-to-work
law--with several other states, such as Indiana, passing similar laws last year.
This comes as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets Tuesday to protest the Republican-backed right-to-work
bills, RT reported.
laws "don't have to do with economics - they have to do with politics," Obama said.
As with all such business decisions, there were many, but the National Labor Relations Board--a five-member agency created in 1935 by the Wagner Act--has taken exception to this move, ultimately based on the fact that South Carolina is a right-to-work
The NLRB's complaint is an attack on our job creators and, if successful, could have a negative impact on all right-to-work