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 Small Business Survival Committee (SBSC) hailed yesterday's vote by the people of Oklahoma to make their state a right-to-work state.
There is a fairly large percentage of companies that are interested in a right-to-work state, because they feel it starts them on a level playing field with labor.
Gilmore has said on several occasions that Virginia, as a right-to-work state, will not support a union-only agreement.
He has spent almost 30 years as the visible, aggressive president of the AFL-CIO in a right-to-work state.
Al Gore holds an 88 percent record in voting right on worker's issues during his time in the Senate and House -- a remarkable achievement for someone representing a right-to-work state, Tennessee.
Now that they've seen what we can accomplish, I expect many more workers to sign union cards, even though this is a right-to-work state.
Other familiar recommendations range from opposition to increased business taxes, reforming the public employee retirement system, increasing the net operating loss tax deduction, becoming a right-to-work state, finishing widening of Interstate 93, encouraging public-private partnerships for such things as better rest areas, funding the state Land and Community Heritage Investment Program, defending the first-in-the-nation presidential primarily, and regulatory reform.
Specifically, he said, "A right-to-work state means you have a right to be exploited and ripped off and work at unsafe jobs and low wages and no benefits.
And he stirred up a hornet's nest by threatening to force Boeing to move production from a new plant in the right-to-work state of South Carolina to the state of Washington, where most of its workers are unionized--a case that later settled, but not without incurring lasting wrath from the business community and legislators.
The Detroit strike is the first such action to occur within a right-to-work state.
Vincent Vernuccio speculates that unions are forced to be more responsive to their members' needs in a right-to-work state.
The current workforce is approximately one-fourth casual, resulting in a spike in union membership to 60 per cent of those eligible in the right-to-work state.