Anti-Worker States Not in the Top Ten, Freedom Dominates 2014

Without Right to Work, States Did Not Make Top Ten Ranking This Year 

Freedom from compulsory unionism known as Right to Work is one major attribute shared by  all of this year’s Chief Executive Magazine’s rankings of Top Ten Best States for businesses to locate their employees.

Right to Work is a policy of freedom, and this freedom policy permeates each one of the Top Ten States’ governance.

2014_chiefexec_top_ten_statesIn 2010, Indiana did not make the Chief Executive’s Top Ten Best States.  On the other hand,  since the state’s 2012 passage of Right to Work,  Indiana has been able to stay solidly in the Top Ten over the past two years.

With 24 Right to Work States, it’s obvious that having the law can’t guarantee a state will be in the Top Ten.  However, no state made the Top Ten this year without it.

After Passing Act 10, which included a Right to Work provision for most government employees, Wisconsin has steadily moved closer to the Top Ten.  Imagine where the state would be ranked had Wisconsin given private sector employees the same freedom from compulsory unionism that teachers and other government employees enjoy today.

Conversely, the compulsory-unionism states of California, New York, and Illinois are continuing to fight for the ranking of Worst State. Michigan used to slug it out with states for the 50th ranking, but it appears those days may have ended.

Michigan’s Right to Work laws enjoyed their first anniversaries in March 2014 and the state is beginning to move up in ranking since freeing Michiganders from compulsory unionism.  With the state and several cities like Detroit in ruins from decades of Big Labor boss political and economic abuse, Michigan has a long way to go from its 2013 ranking of 48 though the future looks much brighter.

You almost just have to ask, why are 26 states continuing to cling to the 1935 anti-worker policies of compulsory-unionism?

Will Pennsylvania, Missouri, Montana, Kentucky, Alaska, and other forced-unionism states continue the policies of forcibly taking money from hardworking Americans to fuel Labor Union Bosses’ political power; or, will elected officials in these states turn their backs to their Big Labor masters and choose to break the compulsory-unionism chains dragging down the people they have been elected to represent?