Table 1

Breakdown of States by Region and Right-to-Work Status, 2002

Northeast South Midwest West Total
Non-right-to-work 11 2 7 8 28
Right-to-work 0 12 5 5 22
Total 11 14 12 13 50

Northeast South Midwest West
Connecticut Alabama Illinois Alaska
Delaware Arkansas Indiana Arizona
Maine Florida Iowa California
Maryland Georgia Kansas Colorado
Massachusetts Kentucky Michigan Hawaii
New Hampshire Louisiana Minnesota Idaho
New Jersey Mississippi Missouri Montana
New York North Carolina Nebraska Nevada
Pennsylvania Oklahoma North Dakota New Mexico
Rhode Island South Carolina Ohio Oregon
Vermont Tennessee South Dakota Utah
Texas Wisconsin Washington
Virginia Wyoming
West Virginia

NOTES: Right-to-work states denoted in bold. Indiana repealed its RTW law in 1965. Louisiana, Idaho, and Oklahoma passed RTW legislation in 1976, 1985, and 2001, respectively.