Stand Up Against Attacks on Union Members - Why "Right to Work" is Wrong

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Right to Work is Wrong for WorkersAcross the country, there has been a dramatic assault on working people in the public and private sector, with government officials irresponsibly asserting their power to strips workers of their voice on the job. Employers want you to think "right-to-work" laws are for our benefit, but they are actually for theirs. "Right-to-work" laws are an attempt to move us into part-time positions, to off-shore our jobs to low-wage countries, to cut back on our health and safety protections, and to pay us less.

Here in Illinois, the first month of Bruce Rauner’s term as governor has been focused squarely on placing the onus of Illinois’ financial woes on the unions and the means to fix them squarely on the backs of working families.   

Get the Facts About "Right-to-Work" Laws

The Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) and the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations’ Labor Education Program (LEP) jointly investigated the economic and policy impacts of adopting local “right-to-work” laws in Illinois. Two studies explore their findings. 

The Impact of Local “Right-to-Work” Zones: Predicting Outcomes for Workers, the Economy, and Tax Revenues in Illinois

The Economic Impacts of Adopting a Right-to-Work Law: Implications for Illinois




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