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For the private sector, the decline has been even more precipitous: House of Representatives that would likely deal a crippling blow to already weakened organized labor in the U. The full text of the bill is available here.
A Senate counterpart will be introduced shortly. The National Right-to-Work Act would likely be devastating to organized labor, drastically diminishing union revenues and unionization rates, particularly in states which already have low union membership and less historical support for unions.
Studies show there is a direct correlation between the passage of right-to-work laws and diminished union membership. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the 27 states with union membership below the national average inalmost all are right-to-work states, dropping as low as 1.
Explanation of Right-to-Work Right-to-work laws are becoming more common on the state level. Indeed, the majority of states in the U. This means that employees in right-to-work states are free to choose whether to pay union dues or not, even if they are part of a unionized workforce and receive the same benefits and protections of their collective bargaining agreement as their dues-paying coworkers.
Employees in right-to-work states can join a union if they wish, but their employers cannot force them to pay union dues to get or keep their jobs. Some state-level right-to-work laws provide for civil enforcement with damages and injunctive relief, and some even provide for criminal penalties.
History of Right-to-Work Right-to-work laws began cropping up in the s, particularly after the Taft-Hartley Act of amended the NLRA to allow states to pass laws barring mandatory union dues as a condition of employment.
After an initial flurry of states passing right-to-work laws in the s, the trend slowed until recently when the movement picked up momentum again, with six states passing right-to-work laws in the last six years alone. As of the publication of this article, 28 states have passed right-to-work laws: New Hampshire looks to be headed in the same direction, and would be the first state in the Northeast to pass such a law.
With Republicans controlling the House and the Senate, and President Trump who has declared his support for right-to-work in the White House, right-to-work proponents believe this bill finally may have the requisite support to succeed. Arguments For and Against Proponents of right-to-work laws including the National Right-to-Work Act argue that employees should not be forced to pay for union memberships they do not want, and that requiring such payment as a condition of employment is unfair and detrimental to both employers and employees.
Proponents argue that right-to-work laws attract employers to right-to-work states, thereby creating jobs for workers. Opponents argue that right-to-work laws lead to lower wages and diminished benefits and working conditions for employees.
They argue that right-to-work creates a free-rider problem, whereby employees receive the benefits and protections of the union contract without having to pay their share of dues to the union which represented them in negotiating that contract.
Some opponents also anticipate that passage of the law would provoke organized labor to employ more aggressive tactics to gain leverage in labor negotiations and convince employees to pay dues. If the National Right-to-Work Act passes, unionized workplaces in all states will likely be affected.
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Feb 24, · The National Right-to-Work Act would likely be devastating to organized labor, drastically diminishing union revenues and unionization rates, particularly in states which already have low union membership and less historical support for unions.
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