Posts tagged Mackinac Center

    Right-to-work protections do work

    May 24, 2022 // Even industries that are not union dense showed positive gains from adoption of right-to-work laws. Our estimates indicate counties in right-to-work states experienced increases in the employment share in the food services and accommodations industry. Nearby counties in non-right-to-work states, by contrast, saw employment share declines in this industry.

    N.C.’s Right to Work law turns 75, experts weigh in on workers’ rights

    March 16, 2022 // The Right to Work law, approved in 1947, outlawed requiring union membership as a condition of hiring or of continued employment. It bans the idea of a “closed shop,” in which union membership is a necessary part of getting and keeping a job. The law also bans a “union shop.” In that scenario, an employer can hire nonunion workers, as long as those workers join the union within a certain period. The law also prohibits the mandatory collection of union dues by employers through payroll deductions.

    Florida lawmakers must embrace pro-worker reforms | Opinion

    February 10, 2022 // Government employees perform a public service for the people of our state. They’re not obligated to serve unions, too. By embracing the commonsense pro-worker reforms in Paycheck Protection, lawmakers would measurably improve the lives of state employees while making Florida an even better place to live, work and raise a family.