so-called “Right to Work”
“We must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right to work.’ It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights… Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining by which unions have improved wages and working conditions of everyone. Wherever these laws have been passed, wages are lower, job opportunities are fewer and there are no civil rights.“
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking on right-to-work laws in 1961
The University of Maine Bureau of Labor Education has done thorough and important research into so-called “Right To Work” laws and prepared a briefing paper with data from numerous sources that have study the issue. Click here to view the briefing paper.