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Kersey Discusses Right-to-Work

… proposal known as “ right-to-work for teachers ,” as … economic benefits of right-to-work laws.

A Model Right-to-Work Amendment to the Michigan Constitution

This policy brief discusses several foundational legal concepts and sets forth model language for a legally sound right-to-work amendment to the Michigan Constitution.

Why Michigan Needs a Right-to-Work Law

… essential first step is right-to-work legislation. Right-to-work laws give employees … ready to enter the workforce. Finally, it needs … strong unions that put workers above politics.  An …

Don’t Limit Workers’ Right to Work

Bill would limit individual rights

… employees to vote on right-to-work .” “If the employees … majority of employees in a workplace to vote to force … union. Under Michigan’s right-to-work law, employees …

What Right-to-Work Means for Indiana

… illegal to force a worker to pay union dues …

West Virginia House Vote Could Tip National Scale on Right-to-Work

State poised to become 26th right-to-work state

… Virginia the nation’s 26th right-to-work state, allowing workers to choose whether … would expand workers’ rights and strengthen unions, …

Americans are Moving to Right-to-Work States

Right-to-work states gain 480,000 people from domestic migration

… another aspect of the right-to-work debate that does not … continue to move to right-to-work states. The Mackinac …

Right-to-Work: Looking Back, Moving Forward

The push to extend right-to-work protections for Michigan employees … Economic Effects of Right-to-Work Laws: 2007 ," by Labor …

The Effect of Right-to-Work Laws on Economic Development

The right to decide for yourself whether or not to support a union in your workplace: union officials dismiss it as "the right to starve", but for the last thirty years Right-to-Work states have been outperforming compuslory unionism states such as Michigan. This report demonstrates how individual freedom and higher productivity give workers in Right-to-Work states the edge in job opportunities, employment, and purchasing power.

Right-to-Work-for-Yadda-Yadda-Yadda

For the umpteenth time: No, wages won't collapse.

… challenge in defending the right-to-work concept, it isn't researching … Patriot : By undermining workers’ rights, this unfair scheme …

What Is Right-to-Work?

… short video what right-to-work is, and what it is not. …

Landmark Right-to-Work Bill Passes in Indiana House

… illegal to force a worker to finally support …

Right-to-Work and the Mackinac Center

Touting labor freedom for 25 years

… freedom to choose their workplace destiny through a right-to-work law, which … closer to granting workers the freedom to choose … that window toward right-to-work since 1990, …

The Intellectual Firepower Against Right-to-Work

Who's who on right-to-work

… opponents of a Michigan right-to-work law cite figures generated … of employment. The right-to-work law in Michigan … the communications workers union; the food and …

Today in History

Right-to-work bills pass Legislature

… make Michigan the 24th right-to-work state in the country. That … to grant freedom to workers who did not want … 20-year push to bring worker freedom to Michigan.

The Economic Effects of Right-to-Work Laws: 2007

Many states have given workers complete discretion to decline membership in, and financial support of, a union that they individually oppose. Enacting a right-to-work law abolishes agency fees and allows workers themselves to decide if a union deserves their financial support.

Work Slowdowns and 'Free Riders'

… of violence over a work slowdown. With a possible Michigan right-to-work law in the … shot at United Auto Workers Local 699 in Saginaw … raises Opponents of right-to-work laws claim they …

Watch Vernuccio Discuss Labor Reform at Heritage

Panel discussion on right-to-work and wages

… for their event "Do Right-to-Work Laws Really Reduce Wages? … Michigan and other right-to-work states against without …

Wright Discusses Right-to-Work Decision with State Media

Michigan Supreme Court extends right-to-work to state employees

… Supreme Court upheld right-to-work for state employees, … decision. Patrick Wright , vice president for … agency fees for state workers. The Mackinac Center …

UAW Flier Short on Facts

Union right-to-work myths dispelled

… together a flier on right-to-work "facts"  that it is … their counterparts in right to work for less states." Fact:  Unions … untrue. Claim: "Workers in free bargaining …

How Right-to-Work Can Make Unions Stronger

Right-to-work is not for or against … the only effect of right-to-work on collective bargaining …

Public Safety Workers in Michigan Now Enjoy Right-to-Work

Janus v. AFSCME decision gives right-to-work to police and firefighters in Michigan

… excluded from Michigan’s right-to-work law, due to last month’s … jobs. Michigan became a right-to-work state in 2013, … million public sector workers across the country …

Vernuccio in Washington Times

Wisconsin at work on right-to-work

… effects stemming from right-to-work passage in Michigan … as the nation’s 25th right-to-work state. Earlier this …

That’s What We Said

Right-to-work studies confirm Mackinac Center findings

… 26th state to adopt a right-to-work law. One product of … legislative vote on right-to-work in West Virginia, … positive effect on workers and state economies. …

Right-to-Work Makes Unions Stronger

Vernuccio op-ed in Washington Examiner

… stand to benefit from right-to-work laws, according to data … Individual workers aren’t the only ones … BLS data, unions in right-to-work states gained …

Follow the Money

… Unless a state has a right-to-work law, federal law imposes … pay dues, and under a right-to-work law their ability to …

Vernuccio Interviewed for Ohio Watchdog

Examining the economic effects of right-to-work laws

… Vernuccio discussed right-to-work policies and how states …

Vernuccio Interviewed by Wall Street Journal

West Virginia Legislature votes for right-to-work

… become the nation’s 26th right-to-work state. Friday, … discuss his recent work in West Virginia, which … worker freedom and how right-to-work improves lives …

Right-to-Work in Michigan

Happy one-year anniversary!

… with the adoption of a right-to-work law, becoming the 24th … Michigan embraced worker freedom one year … the state to allow workers to be free from financially …

Right-to-Work

How a longshot principle became a legislative possibility

… 23rd state to adopt a right-to-work law early in 2012, many … 24th state to adopt a right-to-work law, which protects … the most committed worker freedom advocates. Now …

Right-to-Work Laws Work

New study shows economic advantages

… Policy released a new right-to-work study titled, " Economic Growth and Right-to-Work Laws " in which these …

Right-to-Work in Michigan: A Visual Time Line

How the Center and others led the effort for two decades.

Right-to-Work States Have Faster Income Growth

Last year, seven of the 10 states with greatest increase in income were right-to-work

Opponents of right-to-work insist the policy causes … are 25 states with right-to-work laws ensuring no worker

The False Social Concerns About Right-to-Work

… expresses concern that right-to-work states are doing worse … trends are in favor of right-to-work or forced unionism states, …

Is Right-to-Work Racist?

'In a right-to-work state, I am a free man because my labor belongs to me'

… in the debate over right-to-work in Michigan. Michigan … naturally be supportive of right-to-work laws. "All of the …

RTW Passes; Congratulations to Dr. William Wilson

Economist lost job for supporting right-to-work

… about Michigan’s right-to-work law are authored, … and writing about right-to-work practically since we …

Vernuccio Testifies on Right-to-Work in West Virginia

Director of Labor Policy described how states benefit from worker freedom

… Legislature about how right-to-work laws can benefits states. … expected to pass a right-to-work law soon, giving workers

LaFaive Cited on Indiana Right-to-Work Law

… Indiana has extended right-to-work protections to its workers. “I … worry that without a right-to-work law of our own, …

What Is Right-to-Work?

… Schieber explains what a right-to-work law would mean for Michigan, … should one be passed. A right-to-work law means that unions …

The Voices of Right-to-Work

… why they support a right-to-work law. Their reasons are …

A New Right-to-Work State?

New Hampshire moves closer

… of becoming the 23rd right-to-work state, after House Bill … ensure that individual workers have the right to join or refuse to …

Right-to-Work Draws Attention

… making Michigan a right-to-work state. The voices … lawmakers approved a right-to-work law earlier this year, …

Unions Would Benefit From a Right-to-Work Law

… probably doing the right thing by all of them. But … Public Policy support right-to-work legislation, I'd like … about the United Auto Workers and the National …

Vernuccio Co-Authors Op-Ed in Washington Times

Missouri may become 26th right-to-work state

… General Assembly passed right-to-work legislation. Although … make Missouri the 26th right-to-work state in the union. Mackinac …

Right-to-Work: The Form to be Free

… Teamsters, describes how MIWorkerFreedom.org helped him exercise his Right-to-Work by providing information …

Poll Results Could Be Positive Indicator For Right-to-Work Advocates

Michigan State University poll finds only 41 percent think right-to-work law will hurt Michigan

… adults believe the new right-to-work law will either help … same day that state's right-to-work law officially took …

Indiana Right-to-Work Bill Still Stalled

MCPP Senior Investigative Analyst Anne Shieber covers debate

… ongoing debate over the right-to-work bill under consideration … Indiana House. The right-to-work bill, which would ensure …

Vernuccio and Bowman Author Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

The future of the UAW members under right-to-work

… since the passage of right-to-work in 2012. Mackinac … examining reasons why workers might choose to leave … move that angered many workers, increased membership …

Right-to-Work Will be Blamed

If Gov. Snyder loses re-election

… support and enactment of right-to-work. Blaming a Gov. Snyder loss on right-to-work would, of course, be …

Incomes Rise in Right-to-Work Michigan; Officials Project More To Come

Opponents' 'right-to-work for less' predictions fall flat

… quarter. When Michigan’s new-right-to-work law was enacted at the … couple years. In their work, officials consider … employment by calling it “right-to-work-for-less.”

Vernuccio Op-Ed in USA Today on Right-to-Work

'Right for business'

… recently posted that a right-to-work law in Michigan will …

Don't Look Now

Right-to-Work Is in the Overton Window

… debate. An idea, such as right-to-work , that had been unthinkable … mainstream. Well, it looks like right-to-work has gone mainstream …

Unionized Government Takes and Spends More

… arbitration laws, and right-to-work status. Here’s …

Teachers in Taylor Win Final Right-to-Work Battle

Supreme Court rejects appeal and upholds teachers’ rights

… three teachers of their right to opt out of paying … dues per Michigan’s right-to-work law. The decision will … 2018. Michigan passed a right-to-work law in 2012, but it …

Majority of States in Country Are Now Right-to-Work

West Virginia Legislature overrides Governor’s veto

… will make the state right-to-work, meaning unions will … country’s 26 th right-to-work state, following … longer be able to get workers fired for not paying …

Fears of Right-to-Work Proving False

In the most important economic measures, RTW states dominating

… Michigan becoming a right-to-work state, opponents predicted … growth and population — right-to-work states are far … what would happen to workers and the state. But …

Right-to-Work Laws Influence Migration

People flocking to RTW states

… critics who claim that right-to-work laws reduce economic … decade, six have a right-to-work law and a seventh — …

West Virginia Could Become 26th Right-to-Work State

Unions unhappy, orchestrate protests

… Wednesday night to protest right-to-work and other items on the … becoming the nation's 26th right-to-work state. Indiana, …

Union Conservatives On Right-to-Work

… UAW member and is now working on protecting the … state's new Freedom-to-Work law. He discusses the …

Right-to-Work Is Right for Michigan

… recently wrote about right-to-work protections for employees … that making Michigan a right-to-work state would lure more …

What a Right-to-Work Law Will Mean for Indiana — and Michigan

… support for a state right-to-work law. Such a law would prevent workers from being compelled … If Indiana adopts a right-to-work law it could …

Center Right-to-Work Research Cited in Bloomberg

… Center scholars on right-to-work laws was cited recently …

Mackinac Research Cited by Wall Street Journal

Two articles examine right-to-work in West Virginia and across the country

… become the nation’s 26th right-to-work state, cites Mackinac … and income. Right to work isn’t a panacea, … research showing that worker freedom has a positive …

Vernuccio's Wisconsin Senate Committee Testimony Video

Why right-to-work is right for Wisconsin

… currently considering right-to-work for the public and private …

New Evidence: Right-to-Work Laws Work

Center scholar co-authors CEI study

… effects for states with right-to-work laws. RTW states enjoy … capital, firms and workers. Eventually these …

Right-to-Work Legislation Possible in Indiana

How will this affect Michigan?

… to act quickly on a right-to-work bill that could be introduced … for Michigan. Right-to-work laws prohibit employers …

MEA Misleads on Oklahoma Right-to-Work Numbers

In the past decade, Oklahoma jobs are up 3.8 percent while Michigan is down 13.8 percent

… were to become a right-to-work state , unions could … putting together a “Right to Work Facts” page, … Around the country, many workers flee their union …

The Human Side of Right-to-Work Legislation

These are real people who have been hurt by forced unionization

… closer to  becoming a right-to-work state, the focus often … one. In our state, right now, tens of thousands … reasons to support worker freedom based on that …

Vernuccio, Lehman Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

The Mackinac Center and right-to-work

… making Michigan a right-to-work state, and what it …

Former MEA Local Prez: Union May Lose 40% of Members – Including Him – if Teacher Right to Work Passes

… much-talked about “ right-to-teach ” legislation … Association membership if right-to-work for teachers became … perspective of the worker,” Malanga said. “That’s …

Right-to-Work Lawsuit Featured in Hometown Life

Susan Bank's suit challenges legality of August Window

Susan Bank's suit challenges legality of August Window 

The Detroit News Points to Mackinac Center Research

Fact-checking right-to-work claims

Opponents of right-to-work policies often point … Center: Michigan became a right-to-work state in 2012, and since …

Vernuccio to Discuss Right-to-Work

Vernuccio doing live chat with Lansing State Journal at 11 a.m. Thursday

… live chat about right-to-work Thursday at 11 a.m. …

Unions Admit Forcing People to Pay Dues is Political

U.S. Supreme Court considers right-to-work for all

… essentially guaranteeing right-to-work for all public sector … millions of government workers around the nation … supporter: When right to work was imposed …

Kersey Cited on Right-to-Work Laws

… panel discussion about right-to-work laws, explaining that … learn more about the right-to-work issue here … such protections for workers are “more attractive” …

West Virginia Right-to-Work May Turn on Supreme Court Race

Possible backtracking on worker freedom if union-endorsed candidate elected

… leave the state’s new right-to-work law in peril. On that … down the state’s right-to-work protections. As … those who favor giving workers the freedom to choose …

Right-to-Work, Tax Rates Paint Interesting Picture

Worker freedom, low taxes draw people

… statistics numbers involves right-to-work laws and American migration. … have moved from non-right-to-work states to ones with …

What Right-to-Work Means

A view from a union contract

… of becoming the 24th right-to-work state in the nation. Rep. … Levin called it "frightful ... for the people … can see what right-to-work actually does in practice, …

Right-to-Work States See Larger Gains

Personal income and population growth numbers released

… the passage of the right-to-work law had in the performance, … between states with a right-to-work law and those without …

Right-to-Work States Have Higher Incomes

When adjusted for cost-of-living

… claim by opponents of right-to-work, whether it be from … income is lower in right-to-work states. But these naysayers …

Right-to-Work Means Right-to-Freedom

Workers deserve more opportunity and control

… misunderstanding of right-to-work laws. At the April 1 … nonunion worker is in a right-to-work state where … There are two workers, one is nonunion …

Right-to-Work Is Here

Michigan’s right-to-work law takes effect today , … seeing Michigan on the right track.” Vernuccio … also thinks right-to-work will make unions stronger …

Voices of Right-to-Work: The Mackinac Center Investigates

… as the state's new right-to-work law goes into effect. Union … percent of Michigan's workforce is unionized. Most of those workers are in the public …

Senate Leader Supports Right to Work For Teachers

… R-Monroe, said he will support right-to-work for public school employees, calling it a “right-to-teach.” Richardville … didn’t support right-to-work for the entire state, …

Employees In Right-to-Work States Are Richer

When adjusting for the cost of living, workers in right-to-work states have 4.1 percent higher incomes

Scores of right-to-work critics ranging from … per-capita incomes in right-to-work states as why the new …

Survey: Teachers in Right-to-Work States Live Quite Comfortably

However, teachers' union still pushing stories that claim right-to-work linked to poverty, problems

… bemoans “ life in a right-to-work state ” in a story … which already was a right-to-work state. Dennis lamented …

From Long Shot to Victory

Larry Reed recalls right-to-work fight

… we had called for a right-to-work law for Michigan, but … freedom-related issues including right-to-work and when Idaho … was: "So let's get to work on it!" I had lived …

Center Shines Spotlight on Indiana Right-to-Work Battle

… Manufacturing Belt: right-to-work legislation in Indiana. … the country. The right-to-work bill that was signed …

Right-to-Work Library

Should right to work become law in Indiana, … attempt to become a right-to-work state:  Dems …

Michigan Legislature Passes Right-to-Work Bills

… and Senate passed right-to-work  bills tonight aimed at preventing workers from having to financially … folks. The first of the Right to Work bills has passed …

Right-to-Work FAQ

… 2007.) ESSENTIALS What exactly is a right-to-work law? " Right-to-Work " is a state law that …

Michigan Teachers Union Suffers Important Court Defeat

State Court of Appeals says right-to-work law means what it says on compulsory union dues and fees

… that a teacher has the right to stop paying fees … to the union at his workplace despite its refusal … enhances Michigan’s right-to-work law. “The court …

Center Expert Outlines Right-to-Work Issue

… Michigan needs a right-to-work law.

LaFaive Cited on Indiana Right-to-Work Battle

… Indiana passes right-to-work legislation as expected, … activity promoting (right-to-work) here,” Michael LaFaive, …

It's Official: Indiana Is a Right-to-Work State

Congratulations are in order for our Hoosier neighbors

… benefit to Indiana's workers. Right-to-work laws are associated … currently in force, workers in Indiana will no … Michiganders see what right-to-work protections …

But I Thought That Went Without Saying ...

Right-to-Work Is Very Much a Live Issue

… cheers by pledging to “work to make sure Michigan never becomes a right-to-work state.” [*] Now … nomination — tells you that right-to-work is on the minds …

Vernuccio on Economic Benefits of Right-to-Work

… Michigan becoming a right-to-work state. “Right-to-work is usually one part …

MEA Announces Violation of Right-to-Work Law, Says Members May Leave at Anytime

Notice published in official magazine

… violated Michigan’s right-to-work law by only allowing … time,” said Patrick Wright, the director of the … anti-union Michigan right-to-work law which went into …

Count Update: 145 School Districts Have Deals That Dodge Right-to-Work

… school districts signed right-to-work-dodging contracts that … 28 when the state's right-to-work law went to effect. …