right-to-work

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right′-to-work′



adj.
of or pertaining to the right of workers to be employed whether or not they belong to a labor union.
[1945–50]
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More than half the states already have right-to-work laws banning mandatory fees, but most members of public-employee unions are concentrated in states that don't, including California, New York and Illinois.
He listed the state's repeal of prevailing-wage requirements on both state and local projects and adoption of both a so-called right-to-work laws prohibiting mandatory collections of union dues and fees and a separate law preventing local governments from mandating certain types of project-labor agreements.
Based on the experiences of the Freedom Foundation in the aftermath of the Harris ruling, McCabe predicted that unions in the 23 other states without right-to-work laws would almost certainly adopt the same strategy of delay, deny and litigate rather than risk the potential loss of billions in confiscated dues revenue.
This problem of regional union membership concentration is further exacerbated by the fact that 26 American states now have so-called Right-to-Work laws that prevent mandatory dues payment.
Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today introduced legislation to prevent states from introducing so-called right-to-work laws that make it harder for workers to form unions and bargain for better wages and working conditions.
Among other national topics Sherman touched on, he said he supports abolishing the Electoral College and ending right-to-work laws in all states.
Socalled right-to-work laws slash union revenue by prohibiting unions from compelling employees to pay dues, allowing employees to benefit from a union's efforts without contributing their share.
But the issue at stake with right-to-work laws is not about whether workers are coerced to join unions - in the United States, no employee can be forced to sign up - but union payments.
Labor and Pensions: Voters in Alabama and Virginia will decide on adding the provisions of their right-to-work laws to their constitutions, potentially joining 10 other states that have done so.
These arguments have prevailed in 26 states that have passed so-called right-to-work laws, allowing public employees to not only opt out of union membership but to decline to pay dues for representation in contract talks.
As more states adopt or consider Right-to-Work laws, there is an ongoing debate whether these laws are contributing to rising income inequality in the U.
The movement never succeeded in constitutionalizing its demands, but it did persuade many states to pass right-to-work laws, and it has managed to win a series of (mostly hollow) Supreme Court victories placing constitutional restrictions on the use of mandatory union dues for political activity.