right-to-work


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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]
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To avoid a fine, the employers must provide evidence that the correct right-to-work checks were made on the men, such as seeing a passport or Home Office document.
As with all such business decisions, there were many, but the National Labor Relations Board--a five-member agency created in 1935 by the Wagner Act--has taken exception to this move, ultimately based on the fact that South Carolina is a right-to-work state.
In 1944, Arkansas became a "right-to-work" state, where employees cannot be forced to join a union, in order to attract new businesses and to encourage economic development.
If the employer cannot prove that the correct right-to-work checks - such as asking for a passport or work permit - were carried out, a fine of up to pounds 20,000 will be imposed.
6384) immediately prior to the fall election recess that would amend the Labor-Management Relations Act (i.e., Taft-Hartley Act) and subsequently abolish state right-to-work laws.
The employer, which was served with a Notice of Potential Liability, faces a pounds 40,000 fine, and has 28 days to provide evidence the correct right-to-work checks were carried out.
Fortunately, there was one important provision (section 14b) in Taft-Hartley that works to significantly lower the infringements on liberty and adverse economic effects of the law--namely, state governments can pass right-to-work laws that outlaw union shop collective bargaining agreements, permitting individual workers to decide whether they want to join a labor union or not.
* eliminated the sanctity of the union shop (allowing "right-to-work" states to exist),
This Note argues that such reform is possible, through a grand legislative bargain nationalizing the so-called right-to-work regime in exchange for abolishing the NLRB election in favor of the card-check union certification procedure.
"Right-to-work" states, 22 of them, don't allow that, and employees who don't want to be affiliated with a union don't have to pay even if a union bargains for them or protects their rights as workers.
companies to relocate abroad or to use non-union "right-to-work" labor (laws in several states prohibit trade unions from making membership a condition of employment).
"An anti-union group is raising money in Montana to convince the 2007 Legislature to pass a right-to-work law, but organized labor has vowed to fight the effort again.