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The Irrelevance of "Right-to-Work" Laws

Ralph56 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 10:28 AM
Yo Outsider Right to Work doesn't FORCE any employer to consider non union labor. Employers are still free to choose union or non union. Right to Work only gives a potential employee and employer additional freedom to work with each other, otherwise, without Right to Work, the employee might be forced to become a union member against his/her will in order to get or keep a job.

Some people love right-to-work laws, and some people really hate them. The reaction in Michigan when Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed one has been not only spirited but downright violent at times. The public was so fierce and divided that I was afraid the state might split into two separate parts. Oh, wait...

These laws have a mythic importance with advocates on the left and the right. One group sees them as a shimmering beacon of freedom against union bullying. In this view, they spur job creation, generate investment and free workers to choose whether to support unions.

Organized labor, on...