What Are Right-to-Work Laws?June 15, 2017 - CLDC
What Are Right-to-Work Laws?
“Right to work” is the name for a policy designed to take away rights from working people. Backers of right to work laws claim that these laws protect workers against being forced to join a union. The reality is that federal law already makes it illegal to force someone to join a union.
The real purpose of right to work laws is to tilt the balance toward big corporations and further rig the system at the expense of working families. These laws make it harder for working people to form unions and collectively bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions.
Wages for Laborers in right-to-work states are 24.3% lower than Laborers in free bargaining states.
That’s why we call it, “Right-to-Work FOR LESS!”