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Category Archive: Right-to-Work

  • Report: PRO Act Would Leave Workers with Less Money, Power

    Posted on Jul 19, 2021 by Team

    Proponents of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act have long argued that the legislation would be a win for workers. However, a new study revealed that workers would actually take a pay cut if this bill becomes law — all while labor unions cash in. The study, which was conducted by the Institute […]

  • How Would the PRO Act Hurt Workers? Let Us Count the Ways…

    Posted on Feb 24, 2020 by Team

    The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives recently passed H.R 2474, or the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act). While the bill contains a laundry list of anti-worker policies, a few stand out as particularly harmful. For starters, the bill would override right-to-work laws in 27 states across the country. Without these laws in place, […]

  • Unions Spend Big to Curtail Worker Freedom

    Posted on Aug 15, 2018 by Team

    The AFL-CIO— along with other major labor unions— recently poured money into an anti-right-to-work campaign led by advocacy group We Are Missouri. The group spent about $16.3 million on their campaign to vote “No” on Proposition A. The vote— which took place last week— removed Missouri as the 28th right-to-work state in the country. Unions spared no expense in overturning this […]

  • Janus Decision a Win for Workplace Freedom

    Posted on Jun 28, 2018 by Team

    This week, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of plaintiff Mark Janus, a longtime American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) agency fee-payer. Because he did not want to financially support AFSCME, Janus argued that his $45 monthly fee was unconstitutional, infringing on his First Amendment rights. Janus’ also claimed that, since public-sector unions […]

  • Delaware County Hops on the Right-to-Work Train

    Posted on Oct 19, 2017 by Team

    Right-to-work legislation, which prohibits union membership as a condition of employment, is taking the country by storm. Earlier this year, Missouri became the 28th state to pass a right-to-work law. And not only are states embracing workplace freedom, but counties are too. In Delaware’s Sussex County, for example, local officials have put right-to-work on the […]

  • Celebrating National Employee Freedom Week

    Posted on Aug 21, 2017 by Team

    Today marks the start of National Employee Freedom Week, an annual celebration of employee rights in the workplace and the enduring need to fight for them. Fortunately, many U.S. states have addressed the union stranglehold on the workplace with right-to-work laws, which prohibit mandatory union membership as a condition of employment. A week from now, […]

  • Analyzing Big Labor’s Losing Right-to-Work Battle

    Posted on Mar 13, 2017 by Team

    Right-to-work legislation—which bans union membership as a condition of employment—is currently being considered in Colorado and Ohio. If enacted, it would make 30 states “right-to-work,” or 60 percent of the country where employees are free from mandatory payments of union dues. (Kentucky and Missouri embraced right-to-work earlier this year.) It’s Big Labor’s worst nightmare. When given the choice […]

  • Employee Freedom Wins in 2016

    Posted on Nov 15, 2016 by Team

    Election Day proved to be a big win for employees in several states, as ballot initiatives reined in the power of union bosses. In Alabama, the adoption of Amendment 8 enshrined the state’s right-to-work law in the Constitution, meaning that Alabama employees now have a constitutional right to choose the workplace that suits them—whether it’s union or not. Before […]