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GOP Pushing For Right-To-Work

A legislative season marked by efforts to curb union power is nearing its end in many states, but possibly not before further restrictions are imposed. So-called right-to-work bills that would allow workers to opt out of joining unions were proposed in 18 states this year, an unusually high number...

Right to Work Conflict Ratchets up in Indiana

Indiana House Democrats avoided the floor of the chamber again last week to block action on the right-to-work bill backed by the Republican majority. The Democrats had returned to the chamber after a four-day walkout in the opening week of the session to stall progress on HB 1001, which would effectively...

Right-to-Work Measures Not Catching On

When Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) signed HB 1001 in February - making the Hoosier State the 23rd overall and the first since Oklahoma a decade earlier to adopt so-called "right-to-work" legislation that allows workers to avoid paying union dues even if a union bargains on their behalf...

What Are Right-to-Work Laws, and Should You Care?

Michigan is poised to become the 24th state to enact a right-to-work law . These laws prohibit agreements between labor unions and employers that require employees to pay union dues as a condition of their employment, whether or not the employees are members of the union. These laws are a creature...

Right to Work in Michigan: An Unexpected Journey

Is "right to work" an emotional topic in Michigan? Consider the headline on the front page of the Sunday Detroit Free Press---- Right to work: the battle for Michigan's soul. For the second time in two months, Michigan residents are getting a lesson in collective bargaining. The first...

National Right to Work? Plus, SCOTUS to Take Up Obama Recess Appointments

In just over half the States in America, if a majority of your co-workers elect to have a union represent them at work, then you must become a member of the union too -- whether you like it or not. Nonmembers who object to that requirement must still may union dues. However, in nearly half of the...