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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 …

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 …

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-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 …

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 …

What Is Right-to-Work?

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

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.

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 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

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 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 …

Right-to-Work Draws Attention

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Even After Right-to-Work, Unions Still Big Political Spenders in Michigan

… nationally. Unlike workers in past election … cycles, however, today’s workers have a choice in … membership and fees. Workers who don’t like how …

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 

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. …

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 …

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” …

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, …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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. …