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Right to Work Laws
Transcript of Right to Work Laws
Benefits for the employees They're mostly for employees:
Lower wages and fewer benefits
Higher poverty and infant mortality rates
Less job-based health insurance coverage
Fewer safety precautions, leading to more injuries in the workplace
Labor unions weakened Arianna Adirim-Lanza
Cynthia Song General Info About Right to Work Laws What do Right-to-Work Laws do?
What does that mean for unions?
Why are they being debated?
Employees vs. Employers (generally) A General History Benefits for the
Employer More freedom and independence
Flexibility - compensation, promotions,
More control over company's expenses
follow government regulations instead of union wants/needs
keep up with competition Benefits for
Employees More control over their money
More competition and room for promotion
Employment protections are governed by state law
Labor Relations Act 1930s 1960s 1947: The Taft-Hartley Act and Section 14(b)
1947:The First Right-
to-Work Law 1965-1966: Attempting to
Repeal Section 14(b) 1940s 1975-1977: "Common Situs Picketing" 1970s 1991-1994: "Striker
Replacement" 1990s Map of Republican and Democratic States Map of Right to Work States Employers benefit way more from right to work laws than employees. http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/results/president http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/12/11/mich-right-to-work-bill-becomes-law/ http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/12/12/myths-and-facts-about-right-to-work-laws/191810 How do right-to-work laws affect unions?
How do you think right-to-work laws affect different
races and different genders?
How about people in
different job positions (white-collar and blue-collar)?
Do you think right-to-work laws affect states differently?
Who do you think right-to-work laws are applied to? Do you think the bigotry that spawned right-to-work laws affects their validity in modern times? Why or why not? Do you think unions are important (how about to the economy, business owners, and workers)? 3 2 1 4 5 Has your opinion on the laws changed now that you know their origin? Do you think that the laws will spread as time goes on?
Do you think they will all be repealed, or will some stay? (As per the 2012 Presidential Election) The most recent right-to-work law was signed into effect on December 11, 2012 by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Does “forced” unionism affect government policy? Positive/negative ways?
Are there any other better ways to fix “forced” unionism? What do you think about right-to-work laws?
Should we have more or less right-to-work states?
What do you think about forced unionism? Should people have to pay union dues even if they are not a part of the union? How do right-to-work laws affect political incumbents and challengers?