Labor Day Stories Cite Vedder’s Study of Right to Work Laws

Ohio University

WorkplaceChoice.org’s Trey Kovacs, in a story on “How to Raise All Worker Wages,” cites Vedder’s report An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws, “which presents the results of an economic analysis of the impact of right-to-work laws on ‘state economies, and ranks states’ per capita income loss from not having an RTW law,’ while controlling for variables like population growth, manufacturing, and education level. The study finds a statistically significant and positive relationship between economic growth in a state and the presence of a right-to-work law.”

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.