NILRR Fact Sheet: Income Greater in Right to Work States, and more…


Right to Work States’ household incomes continue to be significantly greater than household incomes of those living in forced-unionism states. The National Institute for Labor Relations Research’s (NILRR) Winter 2021 Right to Work Benefits analysis shows Right to Work States have an average household income of $64,572 vs. $60,244 for Forced-Unionism states.

See Fact Sheet below for more details and other comparisons.

Click here to download NILRR’s Winter 2021 Right to Work Benefits Fact Sheet.

Right to Work Benefits
Winter 2021

The term “Tax Freedom Day” was coined and popularized by the nonpartisan, Washington, D.C. based Tax Foundation. As the Tax Foundation has explained, it is “the day when Americans . . . finally have earned enough money to pay off their total [federal, state and local] tax bill for the year.” (For simplicity’s sake, the Tax Foundation assumes an equal amount of income is earned every day and does not distinguish weekdays from weekends.)

Indiana and Michigan became Right to Work states in early 2012 and early 2013, respectively. Wisconsin’s Right to Work law was adopted in March 2015. West Virginia banned forced union dues and fees in 2016, and Kentucky became Right to Work in 2017. These five states are excluded from all multi-year analyses. They are included among the Right to Work states for analyses covering only a period since their laws took effect. Since the Missouri Right to Work adopted in 2017 never took effect, it is never counted as a Right to Work state.

To obtain more detailed information about how any or all the above comparative economic data were derived, contact Stan Greer at, National Institute for Labor Relations Research, 5211 Port Royal Road, Suite 510 Springfield, VA 22151