This morning, Governor Scott Walker signed Right to Work legislation in Wisconsin. The new law empowers workers with the ability to decide if they want to join a labor union or not. This makes the Badger State the 25th in the nation to adopt such a protection and continues the recent trend of Right to Work laws passing in the Midwest.
These pro-worker laws aren’t just about giving individuals more freedom; they are also strongly correlated with job creation. According to research from the American Legislative Exchange Council, states with Right to Work laws experienced greater job growth (8.6 percent) than states that permit forced union membership (3.7 percent) over a 10-year period.
As state governments look for ways to boost their economic outlook and encourage job creation, let’s hope this trend toward worker freedom continues.