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November 1, 1999
By James T. Bennett
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Employment
Taxes
Government Spending
August 14, 2000
By Steven E. Abraham and Paula B. Voos
This paper uses stock data to test for a link between between businesses’ economic success, investment capital levels, and states’ passage of right-to-work legislation.
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Employment
FIRE
Economy
August 1, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
A proposed law would allow striking workers to collect unemployment benefits even though they have jobs at which they are not working.
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Employment
August 1, 1998
By Reed Larson and William L. Clay
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Employment
Taxes
Government Spending
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Employment
Taxes
Government Spending
February 1, 2001
By W. Robert Reed, Ph.D.
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Employment
Taxes
Government Spending
June 1, 1997
By Wolfgang Kasper
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Employment
Taxes
Government Spending
December 1, 1996
By David Kendrick
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Employment
Taxes
Government Spending
December 1, 1996
By David Kendrick
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Employment
Taxes
Government Spending
March 1, 1981
By Walter J. Wessels
This study, written by North Carolina State University economics professor Walter Wessels, examines the effects of right to work (RTW) laws on the labor economy.
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Economy
Taxes
June 1, 1988
By Paul W. Grimes and Margaret A. Ray
This study, written by Mississippi State University economics professors Paul Grimes and Margaret Ray, examines the economic impact of right-to-work legislation and the empirical economic statuses and growth patterns of right-to-work states.
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Employment
Economy
June 11, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
Voters in Missouri will decide whether a state law prohibiting forced union membership goes into effect, nearly a year and a half after it was signed into law.
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Employment
Economy
June 12, 2018
By Madeline Fry
Gretchen Whitmer, a candidate in the Michigan Democratic Party gubernatorial primary, says she will work to repeal the state’s right-to-work (RTW) law, if selected by her party and elected in November.
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Employment
Economy
Government & Politics
August 16, 2018
By Samantha Fillmore
New York state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (D¬¬¬–Manhattan) announced he will sponsor a bill to allow public-sector unions in the state to receive taxpayer funding to reimburse the costs of collective bargaining and contract administration.
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Employment
Law
Government Spending
August 24, 2017
By Brandi Wielgopolski
Two Sandoval County, New Mexico commissioners are proposing a county ordinance to prohibit some businesses from requiring union membership as a condition of employment.
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Employment
Economy
August 12, 2016
By Nathan Makla
The lead essay discusses right-to-work legislation and National Employee Freedom Week
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Education
August 8, 2017
By Dalia Marciukaityte
This paper, written by Illinois State University economics professor Dalia Marciukaityte, uses stock market data between 1996 and 2015 to study the effect of a state’s right-to-work (RTW) status on businesses’ financial growth and success.
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Economy
FIRE
April 20, 2016
By Andrea Dillon
As part of a larger package of legislation, a Pennsylvania state lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that proposes right-to-work reforms.
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Government Spending
Taxes
November 1, 2017
By Leo Pusateri
Lawyers representing an Illinois state government employee challenging the constitutionality of deducting union fees from his paycheck will present opening arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS).
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Employment
Law
July 14, 2016
By Jen Kuznicki
A Wisconsin Court of Appeals judge overruled a county judge’s decision to invalidate the state’s right-to-work (RTW) law, reinstating the law while the appellate court decides whether to overturn or uphold the lower court’s ruling.
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Economy
Law
Taxes
Government Spending
December 2, 2014
By Chris Neal
Adam Neuman, a teacher at Brighton High School in Michigan, scored a right-to-work victory after challenging the state teachers union.
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Education
September 12, 2019
By Teresa Mull
"If only educators more interested in education than social justice could simply leave the NEA."
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Education
June 1, 2016
By Brett A. Magbee
Right-to-Work is an issue of individual freedom. And it is an issue with far reaching consequences for citizens of “forced-unionism” states like Oklahoma.
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Employment
Taxes
Government Spending
February 12, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Unions and their congressional allies seek to reverse reforms of labor regulations.
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Regulation
Law
Economy
December 9, 2011
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013), S.T. Karnick
The National Labor Relations Board Friday announced it has abandoned its case against Boeing for opening up a non-union plant in South Carolina, a right-to-work state.
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Law
October 5, 2016
By Jeff Reynolds
Voters in Virginia will consider a ballot question in November asking for approval of a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution that would protect the state’s right-to-work law.
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Economy
Government & Politics
January 26, 2015
By James Sherk
This Heritage Foundation research paper, written by Senior Policy Analyst James Sherk, examines the correlation between union fees, union official pay, and states’ right-to-work status.
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Employment
Economy
October 14, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act working its way through Congress.
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Employment
May 15, 2018
By Lindsey Curnutte
Otero County, New Mexico commissioners approved an ordinance prohibiting businesses from requiring union membership as a condition of employment.
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Employment
Economy
February 5, 2018
By Lindsey Curnutte
New Jersey state Assembly members Robert Auth (R-Bergen) and Amy Handlin (R-Monmouth) introduced a bill to allow workers to opt out of union membership.
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Employment
Economy
August 1, 1998
By Thomas J. Holmes
This paper, written by University of Minnesota economics professor and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis economist Thomas J. Holmes, examines how manufacturing activity is affected by states’ right-to-work laws.
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Economy
July 30, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines several proposals in New York that would undermine state workers’ rights and benefit public unions.
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Employment
June 19, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses the upcoming Janus decision and how states are reacting to the potential changes.
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Employment
February 26, 2015
By Scott Reeder
For the first time in decades, an Illinois governor has dared to utter the words “right to work.” Gov.
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Economy
Taxes
Government Spending
July 2, 2019
By Larry Sand
What has happened, what hasn’t happened, and why.
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Education
May 29, 2019
By Larry Sand
Democratic contenders attempt to lock in teacher union endorsements to the detriment of taxpayers and the neediest students.
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Education
December 6, 2015
By Tony Corvo
An Ohio lawmaker is proposing a bill that would prohibit employers from requiring union membership as a condition of employment in private-sector businesses.
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Economy
Taxes
Government Spending
August 29, 2014
By
Scholars with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, as well as other institutions, have often used descriptive statistics in conjunction with empirical evidence to tell stories — sometimes, profound ones. For many reasons, Americans pick up and move.
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Economy
Taxes
Government Spending
November 23, 2016
By Nathan Makla
From all of us at The Heartland Institute, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving that’s filled with food, family, and free-market principles!
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Environment
October 27, 2016
By Priya M. Abraham
This report from the Commonwealth Foundation outlines and examines public sector labor law across 11 measures that fall broadly into two categories: impact on taxpayers and impact on government workers.
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Regulation
Employment
 

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