Forced-Unionism States Were on Average 22% More Costly to Live in Than Right to Work States in 2014

On March 10, 2015, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Recently the Jefferson City-based Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) published its latest set of comparative cost-of-living indices for the 50 states.  (See the link below.) MERIC’s new indices estimate the average annual cost of living in 2014 for each state. The National Institute for Labor Relations Research has now used these data to […]

Nine of the 10 Top-Ranking States For 2013 Cost of Living-Adjusted Disposable Income Have Right to Work Laws

On March 28, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

As the AFL-CIO hierarchy and its allies push for minimum-wage hikes in state after state, union spokesmen and their allies repeatedly invoke the high cost of living in forced-unionism states in the Northeast and in the Pacific western states as grounds for hiking the amount employers are legally required nationwide to pay employees with modest experience and skills. For example, […]

Forced-Unionism States Were on Average 21% More Costly to Live in Than Right to Work States in 2013

On February 20, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Recently the Jefferson City-based Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) published its latest set of comparative cost-of-living indices for the 50 states.  (See the link below.)  MERIC’s new indices estimate the average annual cost of living in 2013 for each state.  The National Institute for Labor Relations Research has now used these data  to […]

School-Age Population Falling In Forced-Unionism States

On May 16, 2012, in Fact Sheets, by NILRR Staff

Meanwhile, Right to Work States’ ‘K-12 Contingent’ Has Grown by Nearly 1.8 Million Since 2000 (Click here to download the School-Age Population Falling In Forced-Unionism States fact sheet) The state Right to Work law adopted by the Indiana General Assembly and signed into law by GOP Gov. Mitch Daniels this February does not directly affect […]