The measure Rauner vetoed not only would have made local right-to-work
ordinances unlawful, but it could have resulted in jail time for trustees or council members voting for such a move.
But the issue at stake with right-to-work
laws is not about whether workers are coerced to join unions - in the United States, no employee can be forced to sign up - but union payments.
Making the satisfactory completion of right-to-work
checks a condition of any offers of employment.
Twenty-six states and Guam have passed right-to-work
laws that give workers a choice when it comes to union membership--a move that labor leaders charge has zapped the power out of organized labor.
With Scalia gone, the court lacked a majority in favor of the right-to-work
started with a strong foot-hold in the anti-union South, where union opponents also tended to be very hostile to civil rights.
campaigns were successful in Michigan and Wisconsin while Catholic episcopal bodies in those states remained silent or issued bland or conflicting statements--a stark turnaround from the clear denunciation of such efforts by the U.
Critique: A critically important and timely study, ""The End of American Labor Unions: The Right-to-Work
Movement and the Erosion of Collective Bargaining" is presented in four major chapters: Judges' Rules: Making the common Law of Labor, 1860-1933; From Section 7(a) to the Closed Shops States' Rights in Labor Law; Evolving Lavbor Policy: From World War II into the Obama Administration; A New Direction.
The real impact of right-to-work
laws on state economies are lower wages, growing inequality and more struggling families.
At the same time Americans express greater approval than disapproval of unions, they widely support right-to-work
But while unions fear the loss of membership as right-to-work
legislation passes, they may be missing the real story: Overall, states with right-to-work
laws have gained union members, while other states have lost them.
IN DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR, the American state of Michigan--the birthplace of the UAW and the sit-down strikes of the 1930s that ushered in industrial unionism in North America--became the 24th state to pass a right-to-work