Forced-Unionism States Are Extraordinarily Inhospitable to ‘Middle-Educated’ Americans

On November 3, 2015, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

As of last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 30.1% of American adults aged 25 and up had at least a bachelor’s degree education.  Census data also show that states with Right to Work laws on the books prohibiting forced union dues and fees as a condition of employment have done a superior job […]

Compulsory Unionism Hurts Hispanics & Poor

On November 2, 2015, in Fact Sheets, News Clips, by NILRR Staff

New Fact Sheet: Forced Unionism Correlated With Higher Poverty Rates    Hispanic Americans Are 20% More Likely to Be Poor in States That Don’t Protect Employees’ Right to Work By Stan Greer The share of a state’s population that is poor, commonly referred to as its poverty rate, is undoubtedly an important (negative) indicator of […]

Census Data Show Families Are Fleeing Forced-Unionism Missouri   

On July 14, 2015, in Fact Sheets, Right To Work, by Stan Greer

Since 2004, Missouri’s K-12 School-Age Population Growth Just 7% of Right to Work Neighbor States’ Average This spring, Missouri came tantalizingly close to becoming America’s 26th Right to Work state.  In May, H.B. 116, a measure prohibiting forced union dues and fees as a condition of employment, was approved by lopsided majorities in both chambers […]

Census Data Show College-Educated Employees Are Flocking to Right to Work States

On March 11, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

A recent assessment of business climates in the 50 states prepared for USA Today by the financial news site 24/7 Wall Street assumes that a higher-than-average share of the adult population holding a bachelor’s degree in a state in any given year is invariably an indication that the state is doing well at attracting and […]

Forced-Unionism States’ Aggregate Youth Population Has Fallen by Nearly 1.6 Million Over the Past Decade

On January 1, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

U.S. Census Bureau data released just before Christmas show that 44 of the 50 states experienced overall population increases last year.  (See the news account linked below for more information.)  But many states are home to steadily decreasing numbers of residents under age 18.  And declines in youth population are closely correlated with a lack […]

Based on Demographics Alone, Poverty Should Be Higher in Right to Work States — But It’s Lower

On October 23, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

If Right to Work laws had no economic impact whatsoever, the share of people residing in Right to Work states who are poor would surely be higher by roughly a percentage point than the share of people residing in states where compulsory union dues and fees are permitted. The reason is simple demographics.  As a […]

Forced-Unionism States Are Missing 1.7 Million People in Their Peak Earnings Years

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

Considered together, recently released U.S. Census Bureau data for 2013 and comparable data for 2003 indicate that, as of last year, roughly 1.7 million people in their peak earnings years (ages 35-54) were missing in the 26 states that do not have Right to Work laws barring the exaction of compulsory union dues and fees […]

Far More Families Are Realizing the ‘American Dream’ in Right to Work States

On April 4, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

A scientific nationwide poll taken late last year (see the first link below) found that nearly nine out of 10 U.S. adults regard homeownership as an important part of their “American dream.”  And U.S. Census Bureau data have long shown that the nearly universal aspiration to homeownership is far easier to realize in states with […]