August 14, 2000
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.
March 1, 2012
This paper, written by Ohio University economics professor Richard Vedder, examines how workers’ economic freedom is correlated with increased economic prosperity, and how Ohio’s labor policies are holding the state’s economy—and the state’s workers—from
March 1, 1981
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.
June 1, 1988
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.
August 1, 2019
A proposed law would allow striking workers to collect unemployment benefits even though they have jobs at which they are not working.
June 11, 2018
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.
June 12, 2018
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.
August 16, 2018
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.
August 24, 2017
Two Sandoval County, New Mexico commissioners are proposing a county ordinance to prohibit some businesses from requiring union membership as a condition of employment.
August 12, 2016
The lead essay discusses right-to-work legislation and National Employee Freedom Week
April 20, 2016
As part of a larger package of legislation, a Pennsylvania state lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that proposes right-to-work reforms.
August 8, 2017
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.
November 1, 2017
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).
July 14, 2016
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.
December 2, 2014
Adam Neuman, a teacher at Brighton High School in Michigan, scored a right-to-work victory after challenging the state teachers union.
June 1, 2016
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.
December 9, 2011
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.
January 26, 2015
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.
October 5, 2016
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.
February 12, 2019
Unions and their congressional allies seek to reverse reforms of labor regulations.
September 12, 2019
"If only educators more interested in education than social justice could simply leave the NEA."
May 15, 2018
Otero County, New Mexico commissioners approved an ordinance prohibiting businesses from requiring union membership as a condition of employment.
October 14, 2019
The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act working its way through Congress.
August 1, 1998
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.
February 5, 2018
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.
February 26, 2015
For the first time in decades, an Illinois governor has dared to utter the words “right to work.” Gov.
July 30, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines several proposals in New York that would undermine state workers’ rights and benefit public unions.
June 19, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses the upcoming Janus decision and how states are reacting to the potential changes.
December 6, 2015
An Ohio lawmaker is proposing a bill that would prohibit employers from requiring union membership as a condition of employment in private-sector businesses.
August 29, 2014
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.
November 23, 2016
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!
July 2, 2019
What has happened, what hasn’t happened, and why.
May 29, 2019
Democratic contenders attempt to lock in teacher union endorsements to the detriment of taxpayers and the neediest students.
October 27, 2016
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.