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July 10, 2012
By Eric Fruits
This study employs a comprehensive macroeconomic database to measure the impact of right-to work statutes. It also estimates the effect on New Mexico’s economy that would likely follow if the state adopted a right-to-work policy this year.
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Employment
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October 27, 2015
By Matthew Glans
Ohio is considering becoming the 26th right-to-work state, a reform that would create new jobs and improve the state’s business climate and economic competitiveness.
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Taxes
Government Spending
March 30, 2016
By Matthew Glans
West Virginia recently became the 27th right-to-work (RTW) state, and several other states are now considering becoming the 28th.
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Employment
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December 21, 2015
By Matthew Glans
Kentucky could soon become the nation’s 26th right-to-work state (RTW), and Kentuckians have demonstrated they may be ready to support this reform.
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Employment
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December 15, 2015
By Matthew Glans
West Virginia is considering becoming the nation’s 26th right-to-work (RTW) state. Adopting RTW legislation would help create new jobs by improving the state’s business climate and economic competitiveness.
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Employment
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June 4, 2015
By Jeffery A. Eisenach
This study, written by George Mason University Law School adjunct professor Jeffery A. Eisenach, examines comparative data on economic performance in states with and without right-to-work (RTW) laws.
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Employment
Economy
October 12, 2015
By Amelia Hamilton
After Missouri Gov.
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Employment
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September 1, 2015
By James Sherk
Advocates for compulsory unionization have argued that right-to-work (RTW) laws reduce wages by 3 percent.
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Regulation
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Government Spending
February 12, 2012
By Nick Baker
A battle in Indiana that lasted more than a year and two legislative sessions ended Feb. 1 when Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) signed a right-to-work bill into law, making Indiana the 23rd right-work state—and the first in the Rust Belt.
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Employment
August 28, 2015
By Matthew Glans
Missouri is considering becoming the 26th right-to-work state, a reform that would have a dramatic effect on the state, creating new jobs and improving the state’s business climate and economic competitiveness.
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Taxes
Government Spending
February 26, 2015
By Christopher Denhart, Joseph Hartge, and Richard Vedder
This paper, published by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute in February 2015, examines the economic impacts of right-to-work legislation (RTW) in the state of Wisconsin.
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Employment
Government Spending
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May 12, 2015
By Matthew Glans
The Missouri General Assembly is now considering a proposal that would make it the nation’s 26th right-to-work state.
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Regulation
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Government Spending
March 6, 2015
By Derk Wilcox
The Michigan Court of Appeals Wednesday denied a motion from the Taylor Federation of Teachers-Local 1085 and Taylor School District for a “stay” in the labor dispute involving three Taylor teachers.
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Employment
Education
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May 1, 2014
By Catherine L. Fisk, Benjamin I. Sachs
This essay, written by University of California-Irvine law professor Catherine Fisk and Harvard University law professor Benjamin Sachs, examines how state right-to-work laws interact with federal labor laws, such as the National Labor Relations Act.
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Law
Economy
November 4, 2014
By Matthew Glans
In both 1979 and 1981, the New Mexico Legislature passed right-to-work laws, but both bills were vetoed by then-Gov. Bruce King (D).
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Regulation
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Government Spending
November 1, 2015
By John Deskins, Eric Bowen, Christiadi
In this report we examine the way in which Right to Work (RTW) policy has affected economic outcomes across US states and we consider how the adoption of such a policy in West Virginia would likely affect economic outcomes in the state.
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Taxes
Government Spending
Employment
August 28, 2013
By Michael Hicks and Michael LaFaive
Michigan’s new right-to-work law has reignited several debates about whether or not such policies are beneficial to states that adopt them.
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Employment
Economy
Taxes
Government Spending
July 29, 2015
Dear Members of the Missouri State Senate and General Assembly:We represent organizations from across the country dedicated to promoting worker freedom.
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Taxes
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September 19, 2013
By Ted O'Neil
Over the past six decades, states with right-to-work laws experienced greater improvements in average annual employment, real personal income, and population growth than those states would have experienced without right-to-work, a new study by the
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Employment
Economy
November 15, 2010
By F. Vincent Vernuccio
Samuel Gompers, the first and longest-serving president of the American Federation of Labor, once said, “There may be here and there a worker who for certain reasons unexplainable to us does not join a union of labor.
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July 1, 2008
By Scott Dilley
A right-to-work initiative in Colorado has qualified for the November ballot. The Colorado Secretary of State's office confirmed initiative proponents had gathered 94,546 valid signatures, thousands more than the 76,047 necessary for qualification.
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Employment
July 16, 2014
By Richard Vedder and Jonathan Robe
This paper by Richard Vedder and Jonathan Robe ranks states’ per capita income loss from not having an right-to-work law.
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Taxes
July 16, 2014
By Richard Vedder and Jonathan Robe
The following summary of this Right to Work policy analysis comes from the Competitive Enterprise Institute: The compelling preponderance of evidence suggests there is a substantial, significant, and positive relationship between economic growth in a
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Regulation
Taxes
Government Spending
June 26, 2014
Implemented in 1947, the Taft-Harley Act (THA), Section 14(b), allows states to adopt right-to-work laws.
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Taxes
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June 10, 2014
By Alex Monahan
The National Labor Relations Act of 1937 (Wagner Act, or NLRA) fundamentally altered the relationship between employers and employees in the United States.
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Regulation
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Government Spending
December 11, 2012
By Richard Vedder, Robert Genetski, Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013), Paul Fisher, Peter Ferrara, S.T. Karnick, Clifford Thies
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder pledged to sign a bill as early as today that would make Michigan the 24th “right-to-work” state in the country. Among other things, the new law would end the requirement that workers pay union dues as a condition of employment.
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Taxes
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January 10, 2012
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013), S.T. Karnick
On Monday afternoon, House Democrats in the Indiana Legislature ended their boycott, which denied the quorum necessary to consider a right-to-work bill favored by Republicans.
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Law
March 17, 2016
By Jeffrey Jordan, Aparna Mathur, Abdul Manasib, and Devesh Roy
There is an ongoing debate about the effect of changes in labor regulations such as Right-to-Work (RTW) laws on rising income inequality in the U.S.
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Employment
Government Spending
Taxes
January 10, 2011
By Richard Vedder
Economist Richard Vedder examines the positive impact that right-to-work laws have on the economies of states that have such laws enacted.
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Regulation
Government Spending
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December 1, 2003
By W. Robert Reed
This paper, authored by University of Oklahoma economics professor W.
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Economy
November 9, 2011
By James Sherk
This paper, written by Heritage Foundation labor economics research fellow James Sherk, examines how right-to-work laws affect workers and labor organizations.
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Employment
March 8, 2016
By Jesse Hathaway
Testimony before the Maryland House Economic Matters CommitteeMarch 8, 2016Jesse Hathaway, Managing Editor of Budget & Tax News, The Heartland Institute Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to testify today.
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Employment
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January 1, 2006
By Charles W. Baird
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Employment
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November 1, 1999
By ALEC
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Employment
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January 1, 2004
By Paul Kersey
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Employment
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September 1, 1998
By Michael C. Zogby
Pennsylvania is one of 29 states that continues to allow labor unions to force individual employees to become union members or pay union fees in lieu of membership, regardless of whether that person wants to join a union.
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Employment
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July 1, 1997
By D. Dowd Muska
Earlier this year Ray Bacon, executive director of the Nevada Manufacturers Association, expressed concern over the future of Nevada’s right-to-work law.
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Employment
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June 1, 2002
By William T. Wilson, Ph.D.
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November 1, 1999
By James T. Bennett
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