• “Right to Work” Is the Wrong Answer for New Mexico’s Economy

    Introduction and executive summary

    State legislators are considering whether to make New Mexico a “right-to-work” (RTW) state.

    RTW laws have nothing to do with anyone being forced to be a member of a union, or forced to contribute to political causes they do not support; that’s already illegal under federal law. What RTW laws do is...

  • Public-sector workers are paid less than their private-sector counterparts—and the penalty is larger in right-to-work states

    State and local government employees already earn less than similar private-sector workers. The wage and compensation gaps between public- and private-sector workers are significantly higher in right-to-work states, which allow “free-riders” to enjoy the benefits of collective bargaining without paying their fair share of fees to...

  • Scott Walker - ALEC Gofer

    UPDATE: From Bloomberg this morning.

    Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker will call for massive restrictions to organized labor, including some he pushed for in home state of Wisconsin that helped propel him onto national stage.

    “Any economic plan that does not bring our federal labor laws into the 21st Century is incomplete,” Walker is expected to say. “To grow the economy at a higher rate, requires a comprehensive approach and reform of the labor unions is a key part of the plan.”

    His "reform" of course is the almost complete anhilation of public sector unions and the decimation of remaining private sector unions. Godd one Scott!

  • Study claiming right-to-work in West Virginia will create job growth is fundamentally flawed

    The economic impact of so-called “right-to-work” (RTW) laws has become a hotly contested issue in recent years. These laws restrict the ability of unions to collect dues from workers whose interests they represent. Advocates for these laws claim that RTW status can boost employment in a state, because, they argue, it will attract...

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