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

Ohio University’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.”

Do Higher Minimum Wages Create More Jobs?

By Liya Palagashvili and Rachel Mace, The Wall Street Journal

Since the release of the May jobs report, President Obama and many in the media have been crowing about new evidence allegedly showing that minimum-wage hikes stimulate job growth.

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.

Minimum Wage Hike Will Hurt Poor, Young, Minorities

By Arthur B. Laffer and Andy Puzder, Investor’s Business Daily

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, have introduced a bill in the House and Senate that would raise the federal minimum wage by 39% over the next two years to $10.10 per hour from today’s $7.25 and then index that wage to consumer prices.

Rise of the machines: Robots on the factory floor

By Philip LeBeau, CNBC

Life for small manufacturers has never been easy. Thin margins, battling the trend toward cheaper offshore operations and trying to keep up with the latest technologies are just a few issues mom-and-pop manufacturers have been wrestling with for the last 20 years.