Manufacturing Jobs Boom in Right to Work Tennessee

On August 14, 2017, in New Jobs, News Clips, by Stan Greer

News stories published this month in the New York Times and the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press highlight the astonishing growth in manufacturing employment experienced by Right To Work Tennessee since the last national recession. Times reporter Patricia Cohen focuses on the job-creating investments from abroad pouring into Chattanooga, the fourth-largest city in the state, […]

Voting With Feet, Breadwinners Flee Forced-Unionism States

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

Union propagandists often grossly understate, or “forget” about altogether, regional cost-of-living differences when they are debating living standards in Right to Work states vs. forced-unionism states. What’s hardest of all for Big Labor to explain away is that, when they have a choice, working-age people clearly prefer not to live in forced-unionism states. Considered together, […]

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. […]

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 […]

‘Tax Freedom Day’ Coming Two Weeks Sooner in Right to Work States Than in Forced-Unionism States This Year

On April 18, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Today, the nonpartisan, Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation announced its estimate that “Tax Freedom Day” in 2017 will occur on April 23, 113 days into the year.  (The Tax Foundation’s entire published analysis is available at the link below.) As the Tax Foundation explains, Tax Freedom Day (TFD) is “the day when the nation as a whole […]

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 […]