The Alliance for Worker Freedom has consistently championed Right to Work laws, which protect a worker against being forced to join a union against their will. Right to Work laws are currently in force in 22 states, and the the coercion of being forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment that occurs in the 28 states without right to work laws is antithetical to worker freedom.
Right to works laws have an additional benefit however – they are proven to reduce unemployment.
Examining unemployment in all 50 states and the District of Columbia shows that states without Right to Work laws average over 9% unemployment, whereas states with right to work laws average only 7.8% – a difference of over 1.2%. Lest there be any doubt as to the relationship between right to work laws and unemployment, statistical analysis and regression modeling proves a correlation does indeed exist at a statistically significant level (p<0.05).
Right to Work laws are good for workers, good for business, and good for the economy. To cut unemployment, and kick-start the economy, all states should enact such laws.
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