• Right-to-work laws are threatening union organization attempts.

    A Union Resurgence Attempt Undermined by Right-to-Work

    An effort to weaken organized labor is sweeping the Midwest, a region with a rich history of union activism.

    The strategy takes advantage of a curious provision of US labor law, section 14 (b). It allows states to pass laws that prohibit unions from negotiating the collection of union dues with employers and, more specifically, from compelling workers covered by the bargaining agreement to pay them as a condition of employment.

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