Right-to-Work

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Right-to-Work

Legislation at the state level in the United States prohibiting union shops, which are companies in which the employer agrees to require union membership from employees after a probationary period. In effect, right-to-work laws allow employees to benefit from union agreements without paying union dues. Right-to-work laws are controversial; both proponents and opponents claim that they reduce union power. The argument is over whether or not this is a good thing.
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Right to work laws allow workers to obtain the benefits of union representation without paying anything at all.
The primary laborunion argument against Right to Work laws is that such laws create the socalled "free rider" problem, whereby employees who do not join the labor union and pay membership dues will reap the same benefits as those who join the labor union and pay membership dues.
21, 1998--Nevada Employees for the Right to Work (NERTW), a non-profit employee education group, is asking hotels and casinos in Las Vegas to allow NERTW to address new employees during orientation to educate them about Nevada's right to work laws.
A Right to Work law prohibits the seizure of any dues or fees from workers who choose not to associate with a union.
We have believed for many years that Oklahoma was being overlooked due to the lack of a right to work law.
The study, a joint effort of the State Policy Network and the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy in Pittsburgh, found that states with a Right to Work law do rank in the top five in measurements that impact most directly on working Pennsylvanians -- population growth, personal income growth, gross state product growth, and unemployment.
The PMA will continue to advocate conservative measures such as a Right To Work law, still lower taxes, more responsible regulations and other legislative matters aimed at stimulating the state's economy.
Each has a Right to Work law which guarantees that the individual employee gets to decide to support or join a labor union or to refrain from joining or supporting a union.
Foundation attorneys are also studying the workers' options under the civil and criminal provisions of Texas' worker-protecting Right to Work law.
The suit invokes Texas' Right to Work law which guarantees employees the freedom to choose whether to join a union or pay union dues.
But Hilton saw through the NFLPA smokescreen, and in less than 5 hours, sent the case back to Virginia, where because of the state's Right to Work law, there is a much better chance of slapping the injunction on the union.
Because Connecticut doesn't have a right to work law, Teamsters officials were able to force their hands into the pockets of Sikorsky workers.