right to work


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right to work

1. noun The right of anyone who wants to work to not be prevented from obtaining employment. They can't block you from applying for that job—you have the same right to work as anyone else!
2. adjective (often hyphenated) Relating to laws that prohibit employers from requiring their employees to join a union. Primarily heard in US. They can't bully you into joining a union—that's what right-to-work laws are for.
See also: right, work
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Right to Work have regularly argued for strikes, direct action and occupations as a means of fighting job losses.
For purposes of this discussion, the definition of the Right to Work principle will be that provided by the National Institute for Labor Relations Research:
Mark Mix is president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Springfield, Va.
Right to Work national secretary Paul Brandon said: "Every trade unionist and anti cuts campaigner should join the demo and build support for the strikes against attacks on our pensions.
The word on the street was that there were elements who were going to use the cover of the Right To Work campaign to protest violently and storm the Tory party conference," he revealed.
This system guarantees the right of all citizens to healthcare as well as protecting their right to work - a right laid down in the Egyptian Constitution.
The granting of the right to work must be decoupled from permanent settlement in Lebanon in the now active public debate.
Gathering outside of the UN headquarters in Downtown Beirut -- the site of last month's big pro-Palestinian protest -- Palestinian groups issued a memorandum calling for the right to work and own property, as well as for the increase in camp size and the reconstruction of Nahr al-Bared.
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are denied the right to work in around 70 job categories, although some restrictions were lifted in 2005.
Mr Wilson said: "SIA have been investigating the right to work of a number of employees on behalf of the security industry.
23, 2006) ("On March 22, after a working families' mobilization plan that showed lawmakers just how deeply right to work laws go against the grain of New Hampshire voters, the latest RTW proposal again failed.
The right to work has a reasonable legal basis in Israel; however, international covenants have not been incorporated into basic (constitutional) law.
But AFA told the appeals court that NWA's imposition of cuts despite flight attendants' rejection of two tentative concessionary agreements gives workers the right to work actions.
Asylum seekers and refugees on Tyneside were gathering today to a march for the right to work.
Every employer is required by federal law to verify whether its employees have the legal right to work in the United States within three business days after an employee's employment begins.