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June 3, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
A number of New Mexico counties adopted right-to-work ordinances, then the Legislature stepped in.
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Economy
Regulation
February 18, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Michigan public-sector employees are opting out of union membership
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Economy
Regulation
September 12, 2018
By Brandon Best
Voters in Missouri repealed a state law prohibiting forced union membership, preventing the law from going into effect nearly a year and a half after it was signed.
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Employment
Government & Politics
May 14, 2018
By Brandi Wielgopolski
The Kentucky state Supreme Court will hear a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law prohibiting unions from requiring all employees to pay dues in unionized workplaces.
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Employment
Economy
June 21, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
SCOTUS' upcoming Janus has the potential to put personal freedom back into the hands of workers and forever change the role of unions in the U.S. workforce.
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Employment
October 31, 2017
By Lindsey Curnutte
Congressional Democrats are lining up behind two bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to repeal right-to-work (RTW) laws in 28 states and prohibit states from passing such laws.
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Employment
Economy
January 9, 2018
By Lindsey Curnutte
Badger Meter, a manufacturing company producing turbines and other industrial parts, is moving jobs from its Arizona plant to Wisconsin, citing the latter state’s right-to-work law as a factor.
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Employment
Economy
July 24, 2017
By Kimberly Morin
Lawyers representing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) filed paperwork in July to dismiss an attempt to overturn the state’s right-to-work law.
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Employment
Law
Economy
August 24, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet celebrates National Employee Freedom Week and examines how states can reform their workforce climate with right-to-work legislation.
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Employment
March 6, 2017
By Matt Hurley
Missouri is joining the growing number of states where union membership in a place of work is voluntary.
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Employment
Economy
March 16, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Lawmakers all over the nation are debating enacting legislation allowing workers to opt out of union membership, freeing them from being forced to join a union as a condition of employment.
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Economy
February 13, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
On February 13, 2018, Arianna Wilkerson testified before Maryland state delegates in support of a bill that would enact a right-to-work law.
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Employment
Economy
January 25, 2017
By Lindsey Curnutte
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) signed into law a bill allowing workers to opt out of union membership, removing requirements that workers join a union as a condition of employment.
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Employment
Economy
January 21, 2017
By Lindsey Curnutte
New Hampshire legislators are considering a bill that would allow workers to opt out of union membership, freeing them from being forced to join a union as a condition of employment.
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Economy
Employment
November 8, 2016
By Elizabeth BeShears
At a speech in Bowling Green, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) announced plans to work with lawmakers to pass right-to-work legislation during the 2017 legislative session, after neighboring West Virginia enacted a right-to-work law in 2016.
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Employment
Economy
November 10, 2016
By Judy Allen
A Missouri state legislator is planning to introduce a bill allowing workers to opt out of union membership, removing requirements that workers join a union as a condition of employment.
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Economy
Employment
October 19, 2016
By Marybeth Glenn
Idaho’s chief legal officer is asking a federal judge to dismiss a labor union’s lawsuit challenging the state’s right-to-work law, citing the recent dismissal of a similar case in Wisconsin.
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Economy
Law
Employment
September 22, 2016
By Dustin Siggins
A West Virginia county judge is considering a lawsuit that alleges the state’s right-to-work law violates labor unions’ legal entitlement to money earned by workers.
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Economy
Law
February 20, 2017
By Judy Allen
Labor unions in Missouri are collecting signatures to place a referendum question before voters in 2018, seeking to repeal the state’s newly enacted right-to-work (RTW) law.
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Economy
Employment
Law
February 2, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway, Matthew Glans, S.T. Karnick
“More lawmakers, all across the nation, are waking up to the economic and social benefits of right to work, and Missouri is just the latest state to board the worker freedom train.” - Jesse Hathaway
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Employment
Taxes
Government Spending
January 13, 2017
By Nathan Makla
On January 7, Kentucky became the nation’s 27th state to pass right-to-work legislation.
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Government & Politics
January 10, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
"By restricting government employees’ ability to go on strike and unfairly withhold government services as negotiating chips, the public’s safety and security is protected against such banal politics." - Jesse Hathaway
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Economy
Taxes
November 18, 2016
By Nathan Makla
Examines a recently published study by Priya M. Abraham, a senior fellow with the Commonwealth Foundation titled Transforming Labor: A Comprehensive, Nationwide Comparison and Grading of Public Sector Labor Laws.
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Taxes
November 21, 2016
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines right-to-work reform in New Hampshire.
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Regulation
Employment
July 27, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Illinois that would ban local governments from adopting right-to-work laws.
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Employment
October 24, 2016
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses right-to-work laws, how they create new jobs and foster economic and population growth and the new proposals being considered in Missouri.
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Employment
August 22, 2016
By Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire
This paper from Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire examines the extant literature regarding the economic and demographic effects of right-to-work legislation.
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Regulation
Employment
February 13, 2017
By Peter Ferrara
Testimony before the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee February 14, 2017 Peter J. Ferrara, Senior Fellow. The Heartland Institute
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Taxes
February 8, 2016
By Tony Corvo
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) is attempting, for the second time, to bring right-to-work (RTW) reform to her state.
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Economy
Government Spending
Taxes
Employment
November 30, 2015
By Jason Hart
Kentucky labor leaders are trying to slow the state’s momentum toward a right-to-work law that would let Kentuckians opt out of paying union dues. With Republican Gov.
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Economy
Taxes
Government Spending
Employment
February 20, 2015
By Rudy Takala
The Missouri House of Representatives has passed a bill to allow workers to opt out of union membership while remaining employed, known as a right-to-work law.
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Employment
Economy
Taxes
Government Spending
July 10, 2015
By Erin Shannon
The Tax Foundation released a report today showing how much $100 buys in each state. The same $100 can buy you comparatively more in a low-price state than a high-price state, which shows the true cost of living.
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Employment
Economy
Taxes
Government Spending
April 9, 2015
By Alexander Anton
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed legislation to make union membership in a place of work voluntary instead of mandatory.
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Government Spending
June 16, 2014
By Zachary Woodman
During the debate in Michigan over right-to-work, which the state adopted in 2012, critics commonly incited fear it would result in lower incomes for Michigan workers.
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Economy
Taxes
Government Spending
June 11, 2016
By Michael J. Hicks, Michael LaFaive, and Srikant Devaraj
This paper examines the effects of right-to-work laws on worker productivity and population growth.
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Employment
June 1, 2016
By Brett A. Magbee
Despite the positive economic predictions generated recently by the release of Oklahoma’s General Business Index something’s left unsaid. To his credit, economist Robert C.
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Employment
Taxes
Government Spending
March 17, 2016
By Nathan Makla
Earlier in March, West Virginia became the 26th state to enact right-to-work (RTW) legislation. RTW laws allow private sector employees to opt out of union membership.
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Employment
Taxes
Government Spending
December 18, 2012
By Steve Stanek
I could cite a boatload of figures showing states with "right-to-work" laws have been better economic performers than those where people can be forced into labor unions as a condition of employment.
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Law
Taxes
Government Spending
May 19, 2016
By Luke Karnick
A Wisconsin county judge has ruled a state right-to-work law violates labor unions’ legal entitlement to money earned by public workers. The lawsuit was filed by labor unions looking to overturn Wisconsin’s right-to-work law, which was signed by Gov.
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Government Spending
Law
Taxes
Employment
March 18, 2016
By James Wigderson
Hours after West Virginia Gov. Earl Tomblin (D) vetoed a bill to prohibit employers from requiring union membership as a condition of employment, West Virginia lawmakers voted to override the veto on February 12.
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Employment
Economy
Government Spending
Taxes
 

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