Right-To-Work Study Destroys Obama’s Claim That Forcing Americans To Join Unions Helps The Economy

By Michael Hausam, IJReview.com

In December of 2012, speaking in front of a union audience, President Obama was cheered when he claimed that “right-to-work” laws – laws that allow employees to decide for themselves whether to join a union – were all about politics and had nothing to do with economics. In other words, he was advocating for forced unionism.

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws

By Richard Vedder and Jonathan Robe, Competitive Enterprise Institute

The compelling preponderance of evidence suggests there is a substantial, significant, and positive relationship between economic growth in a state and the presence of a right to work (RTW) law.

Understanding Public Pension Debt

By Robert Sarvis, Competitive Enterprise Institute

STATE GOVERNMENT PENSION DEBT burdens labor markets and worsens the business climate. To get a clear picture of the extent of this effect around the nation, this paper amalgamates several estimates of states’ pension debts and ranks them from best to worst.

Study: Government Workers ‘Absent’ 50% More Than Private-Sector Workers

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A government worker is 38 percent more likely to be absent from work for personal reasons or illnesses than a private-sector worker, and government workers miss 50 percent more of their usual work hours as a result of such absences than do private sector workers, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.