Frequently Asked Questions About Right-to-Work Laws

By Erin Shannon, Washington Policy Center

The issue of right-to-work (also called “workplace choice” or “workplace freedom”), the right of a person to hold a job without having to pay dues to a union, is steadily taking center stage across the country as states strive to improve their ability to create jobs, promote economic development and attract new businesses.

Make right to work part of the ’15 legislative agenda

Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board

The issue of finally converting New Mexico to a “right-to-work” state should not be posed as a Republican vs. Democrat, employer vs. union measure when the Legislature convenes in January. Because at its core it is much more important than the rhetoric in a political echo chamber.

Where do jobs come from?

The Washington Examiner

Someone might have to sit down with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and have the conversation with her — the one about where jobs come from.

How Can Illinois Get Back on Its Feet?

National Right to Work Committee

From January 2009, just a few months before the trough of the 2008-2009 recession, through July 2014, seasonally-adjusted nonfarm payroll employment across the U.S. increased by 5.0 million, or 3.8%. By historical standards, this is a very weak recovery.

Obamacare Is Dragging Down Private-Sector Hiring

By Jared Meyer, The Fiscal Times

Newly released government data suggest that the Affordable Care Act is dragging down private sector hiring. Though the Act is projected by the Congressional Budget Office to cost nearly $1.5 trillion over the coming decade, it is important to keep in mind that the Act’s most serious costs might be found not in its price-tag, but in its labor market effects.

America Needs Innovation, Not Political Stunts

By Senator Marco Rubio, Politico

One of the telltale signs that an election is coming up is Harry Reid’s agenda in the Senate. When, instead of moving to serious measures, you see him using valuable time pushing political messaging bills, you know the midterms are fast approaching.