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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In 2015, the state under Walker enacted a law making Wisconsin the 25th right-to-work state, which banned contract provisions requiring employees at unionized companies to make payments to a union.
Because Illinois is not a right-to-work state, home health aides were required to pay fair-share fees to their unions even if they were not union members themselves.
Some residents say they want Arlington County and Alexandria to require Amazon to use union labor for construction -- even though such a mandate would be highly unusual in Virginia, a right-to-work state.
Nevada has been a right-to-work state since 1953, meaning that employees in union shops are not obligated to join the union or pay dues.
Finally, we consider Indiana a right-to-work state in our analysis because, although it did not officially adopt a right-to-work law until 2012, it has prohibited mandatory union membership and fee collection for teachers since 1995.
McCullough believes that Mississippi being a right-to-work state is a boon to the Japanese companies' goals.
There is no doubt that making New Hampshire a right-to-work state will invite more businesses and entrepreneurs to our state.
However, the other state sharing second place is Iowa, which like Wisconsin is a right-to-work state and does not have prevailing wage laws, he said in an email.
AFSCME essentially turns the entire nation into a right-to-work state by affirming the right of government employees to keep their jobs while declining to pay dues or representation fees to a labor union.
"This case was a long-sought goal in their ongoing war to weaken the voice of working men and women across the country."<br />Cuomo went on to make a similar point to Kagan, that Janus v AFSCME was less a win for the First Amendment and more using the Bill of Rights as a "smoke-screen" to pass corporate-benefiting legislation.<br />New York is not a right-to-work state, and it has one of the largest union memberships of any state in the nation.
News reports indicate that teachers in Oklahoma, another right-to-work state, are considering a work stoppage.