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Right-To-Work Laws

By Jeanne Mejeur Vol . 20, No. 20 / May 2012

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Twenty-three states have right-to-work laws.

The heated legislative battles over collective bargaining in the last two years have rekindled interest in right-to-work laws. Right to work means workers can work for their employer without having to join a labor union.  

States have the authority to determine whether workers can be required to join a labor union to get or keep a job. So far, 23 states and Guam have given workers a choice when it comes to union membership. Labor unions still operate in those states, but workers cannot be compelled to become members as a requirement of their job.

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