right-to-work law

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right-to-work law

(rīt′tə-wûrk′)
n.
A state law or constitutional provision that prohibits the use of labor union membership as a criterion for hiring or continued employment.
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The collective bargaining Freedom Act ensures that Illinois and all of its communities will never be a Right to Work state. From the start, Right to Work was an idea cooked up by radical forces to lower wages, slash benefits, and hurt our working families.
He refused to abandon his desire to make Illinois a right to work state and focused only on that for too long.
-Made in America product line featuring short run customized Fabric Products that gives the company a competitive advantage -The company has a stable long-term nonunion employee base and is fully staffed with excellent management in place (right to work state) -The current owner lives outside of state emphasizing the capability for absentee owner operation -35,000 square foot manufacturing plant with coating, beaming, weaving, and finishing capabilities located in Georgia.
Now that Governor Walker has won the muchwatched recall election of June 5, labor-union leaders fear that he may be emboldened enough to try and promote legislation that would turn Wisconsin into a Right to Work state. Governor Walker claims that he does not support a Right to Work law for Wisconsin, but that has not satisfied those who support labor-union collective-bargaining privileges.
Barrera said a big motivator for the company's move into the Texas market - and into hospitals in Harlingen and Pampa - is the prospect of operating in a "right to work state."
South Carolina is a right to work state. And this is another case of the President taking sides with a union against private sector employers.
We are a right to work state, with a well educated, diverse and growing population.
* Georgia is a right to work state with low taxes that have not been raised since 1969 and a balanced budget requirement.
"Rauner is trying to run Illinois like a right to work state."