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. […]

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 […]

More numbers behind the “2016 Big Labor $1.7 Billion Political Spending”

On April 19, 2017, in Fact Sheets, NILRR Research, by NILRR Staff

More political spenders exposed from Monday’s  “2016 Election Cycle: Big Labor Exceeds $1.7 Billion Political Spending” data. Which union officials spent their union’s money to reach the Top 35 Total Political Spenders from Union Treasuries according to USDOL data? (Psst… the Top 35 accounted for $801,639,265 of the 2016 Election Cycle from union treasuries.) Which […]

Right to Work States Enjoy 2:1 Advantage in New Single-Unit Housing

On April 13, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

American families have long aspired to buy and live in their own single-unit homes. But in recent years this aspiration has fallen on hard times. From 2004 to 2016, the share of Americans living in their homes fell from 69.0% to 63.4%, according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census (BOC). Some pundits claim the […]

Health Insurance Coverage UP 7.6% in Right to Work States, DOWN in Pennsylvania

On April 7, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Since 2008, Private Health Insurance Coverage Has Risen by 7.6% in Right to Work States, Fallen by 1% in Forced-Unionism Pennsylvania Big Labor’s allies sometimes concede that states with Right to Work laws, which bar the firing of employees for refusal to pay dues or fees to their “exclusive” (monopolistic) union bargaining agents, enjoy accelerated […]

Factory Employee Compensation Growth Almost 1.5 Times as Fast in Right to Work States

On March 29, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Over the past five years manufacturing employment in the 22 states that had Right to Work laws on the books in 2011 has grown by 5.9%, or roughly double the percentage increase in the current 24 states where compulsory union dues were still permitted.   This analysis is based on U.S. Labor Department payroll jobs data recently […]

Fourteen Least-Affordable States Are All Forced-Unionism

On February 21, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Early last week, the Jefferson City-based Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC), a state government agency, published its latest set of state comparative cost-of-living indices.  (See the link below.) MERIC’s new indices estimate the average annual cost of living in 2016 for each state. The National Institute for Labor Relations Research has now used […]