right-to-work

(redirected from Right-to-work laws)
Also found in: Legal, Financial.

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]
References in periodicals archive ?
However, at the age of 25, when she was applying for her first full-time job, her world came crashing down as new right-to-work laws required her to present photo identification.
Twenty-eight states have enacted Right-to-Work laws, which seek to undermine the organizing ability of working people.
Tony Evers' biggest proposals in the first vote taken this year by the state's budget-writing committee, including plans to set aside $40 million to replace lead pipes, repeal the state's right-to-work laws and reinstate prevailing-wage laws.
The first right-to-work laws in the United States were enacted in the 1940s, in the immediate aftermath of World War II, when soldiers were returning home and the U.S.
Put simply, there is no liberal version of state-level right-to-work laws that Democrats have consistently pursued over the years on a scale that matches conservative efforts to retrench labor power.
Twenty-eight states have adopted right-to-work laws. The Janus ruling essentially creates the same framework for the other 22 states and the District of Columbia for public-sector employees.
The passage of those right-to-work laws may have caught state affiliates by surprise, unlike the widely anticipated Janus ruling.
Franco cites research by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute that found right-to-work laws reduced construction and extraction wages by 5.9 percent on average in Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin.
So-called "right-to-work laws," which eliminate obligatory due payment and mandatory union membership, have long been a conservative talking point, arguing those laws preserve a person's right to autonomy in work.
Elizabeth Elmore, Stockton University economics professor whose father was a Teamster, said companies supporting right-to-work laws or changes in overtime regulations can place tension on relations with their unionized employees.
Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and West Virginia all adopted right-to-work laws in recent years after groups funded by the Koch brothers and libertarian foundations succeeded in electing anti-union state legislators.
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.