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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New York is not a right-to-work state but could see the same impact that Wisconsin saw.
Representatives of both groups have fought publicly and often bitterly over legislation making Wisconsin a so-called right-to-work state, eliminating the states prevailing-wage laws and banning certain types of government-mandated project-labor agreements, among other things.
The fact that unions have been able to organize marginalized low-wage workers in a conservative Right-to-Work state like Indiana is a welcome achievement.
Kentuckys ideal location as a gateway between the nations two auto-production hotbeds offers suppliers the opportunity to produce components in a low-cost, right-to-work state and ship their products quickly and cost-effectively to assembly plants in Kentucky and across the Midwest and South.
A citizen initiative in South Dakota, a right-to-work state, would allow "nonprofits and corporate organizations" (including unions) to collect fees from nonmembers.
When Michigan became a right-to-work state, it was a body blow to what has historically been one of the most powerful statewide labor movements in the country.
Some craftsmen choose not to be in unions because in Texas, since we are a right-to-work state, contractors say our wages are too high and they will hire off of the street.
Furthermore, Utah is a right-to-work state, which draws in filmmakers unwilling or unable to deal with union issues.
Thus, Boeing chose to build its new Dreamliner aircraft by opening a new plant in South Carolina, which is a right-to-work state, rather than expand existing plants in Washington, which isn't.
As a so-called right-to-work state, Texas already bars public and private workplaces from compelling employees to join a union.
The fact that Florida is a right-to-work state [which prevents employers from excluding non-union workers, or requiring a fee from employees to unions], significantly helped the production bottom-line.
because it was held in a so-called right-to-work state that prohibits making dues payments a condition of employment in union shops.