The article points out that workers in right-to-work states earn almost $6,000 a year less than workers in other states. It also summarizes the case against right-to-work in a series of clear, documented points, pointing out that those states have:
- Lower wages and incomes
- Lower rates of health insurance coverage
- Higher poverty and infant mortality rates
- Less investment in education
- Higher workplace fatalities
In addition, states without right-to-work laws benefit from a higher tax base, which has the effect of improving the overall quality of life.
Review the entire summary on the AFL-CIO website.
Review the Economic Policy Institute's research on right-to-work.
The East Central Ohio Building & Construction Trades Council is online at www.eastcentralohiobuildingtrades.com.