StateStats: Right-To-Work Laws

Source: Jeanne Mejeur, State Legislatures, Vol. 38 no. 5, May 2012

It’s up to state legislatures to decide whether workers must join a union to get or keep a job. So far, 23 states–along with Guam–have decided workers should have a “right to work” without having to join a union.

A renewed focus on collective bargaining rights in the last two years has rekindled interest in these laws. Sixteen states considered right-to-work bills last year, although none passed. So far this year, lawmakers in 12 states have introduced bills; Indiana’s legislation passed in February….

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