Raspberries for Compulsory Unionism

On May 23, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

  One very significant point for Right to Work legislation is that it fosters the creation and retention of high-paying, family-supporting jobs. As regular National Institute for Labor Relations Research website visitors know, there is a mountain of evidence indicating that legislation outlawing compulsory financial support of unions is economically beneficial. A particularly powerful example […]

NILRR Right to Work News

On May 19, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

Appeals Ct. to Hear Illinois Homecare Providers’ Forced Union Dues Case Seeking Over $32M CNSNews Online, May 17, 2017 Today, National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorney Bill Messenger will argue before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on behalf of Illinois homecare personal assistants in Riffey v. SEIU. The […]

Right To Work States Factory Job Growth Doubles Others

On May 18, 2017, in News Clips, NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Since 2011, Right to Work States Outpaced Forced-Unionism States in Factory Job Growth, 2:1 Today 28 states have Right to Work laws on the books protecting employees from termination for refusal to join or bankroll a union.  Six years ago, just 22 states had a Right to Work statute and/or constitutional amendment on the books. […]

Per Capita Income Higher in Right To Work States

On May 12, 2017, in Fact Sheets, News Clips, by Stan Greer

Cost of Living-Adjusted, After-Tax Income Per Capita More Than $2,400 Higher in Right to Work States Than in Forced-Unionism States An ever-growing mountain of scholarly research and countless Americans’ personal experience confirm that nominal income per capita, unadjusted for regional differences in cost of living, is quite misleading as a measure of living standards within […]

Right to Work States Enjoy 2-to-1 Advantage in Civilian Household Employment Growth

On May 9, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

The five states with the highest annual salaries for nurses, in purchasing-power terms, are Wyoming, Nevada, Michigan, Texas and Arizona — all Right to Work states. Meanwhile, the five bottom-ranking jurisdictions for nurses’ purchasing power are Maryland, New York, Vermont, the District of Columbia, and Hawaii — all forced-unionism. On Monday, NILRR began a series of […]

Growth in Private-Sector Employment, Household Expenditures Far More Rapid in Right to Work States

On May 8, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Late last month, the Institute released its spring 2017 update of its triannual fact sheet comparing Right to Work and forced-unionism states according to an array of key economic criteria. In this blog post and several others to be published over the course of the next couple of weeks, I will take a closer look […]

Why Do Right to Work States Have Superior Economic Outlooks?

On April 28, 2017, in Right To Work, by Stan Greer

The just-released 10th edition of Rich States, Poor States, a survey of the economic policies, past performance and prospects of the 50 states published by the Arlington, Va.-based American Legislative Exchange Council, is like its predecessors brimming with optimism about the ability of state voters and elected officials to control their own financial destinies.  (See […]

Right to Work States Faster Growth & Higher Purchasing Power

On April 27, 2017, in Fact Sheets, Right To Work, by NILRR Staff

The economic quality of life differences between Right To Work States and Compulsory Unionism States continue to expand, giving Right To Work State residents more money to spend and more choices of employment.   Right To Work states carried much of the economic growth during the past eight years and they are in position to […]