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### More Than Seven Million Private-Sector Workers Forced to Pay Dues or Fees, or Be Fired! All private-sector and a substantial minority of public-sector American unions are required each year to file LM-2 or LM-3 financial disclosure forms with the U.S. Department of Labor. An analysis of the most recent…(Read More)

Today, relatively few Americans remember that in 1933 Congress enacted legislation obliging businesses to form committees with their competitors to write “codes” prescribing the “rules of fair competition” for their industry. Businesses that refused to report how much they charged customers or charged less than was mandated by a code could be subjected to fines…(Read More)

The ideals of an open society require the protection of freedom of choice in personal, political and economic relationships. Federal policies that force employees to pay dues or fees to a union as a condition of employment directly restrict the individual employee’s economic freedom. And their effective scope is actually much wider. Union officials…(Read More)

It’s hard to put a positive spin on Michigan’s economic track record in recent years, or on the state’s prospects for the future assuming no significant change in current policies. Between 1994 and 2004, Michigan ranked dead last among the 50 states in nonfarm employment growth. The average state enjoyed a percentage…(Read More)

Recently released U.S. Census Bureau data show that, as of 2003, more than two million young people aged 25 to 34 were missing in the 28 states that do not have Right to Work laws barring the exaction of compulsory union dues and fees as a condition of employment. Case of the Missing Young…(Read More)

Barry W. Poulson, Ph.D. Professor of Economics University of Colorado, Boulder Twenty-two states now have Right to Work laws. In these states employees do not have to financially support a union with monopoly bargaining privileges at their work place in order to keep their jobs. In states that do not have Right to…(Read More)