2018 Right to Work States
Right to Work States
Right to Work State* Right to Work Date By Statute or Constitutional Provision
Arkansas Tuesday, November 7, 1944 By Constitution
Florida Tuesday, November 7, 1944 By Constitution
Arizona Tuesday, November 5, 1946 By Constitution
Nebraska Wednesday, December 11, 1946 By Constitution
Virginia Sunday, January 12, 1947 By Statute
Tennessee Friday, February 21, 1947 By Statute
North Carolina Tuesday, March 18, 1947 By Statute
Georgia Thursday, March 27, 1947 By Statute
Iowa Monday, April 28, 1947 By Statute
South Dakota Tuesday, July 01, 1947 By Constitution
Texas Friday, September 5, 1947 By Statute
North Dakota Tuesday, June 29, 1948 By Statute
Nevada Thursday, December 4, 1952 By Statute
Alabama Friday, August 28, 1953 By Statute, then by Constitution in 2016
Mississippi Wednesday, February 24, 1954 By Statute, then by Constitution in 1960
South Carolina Friday, March 19, 1954 By Statute
Utah Tuesday, May 10, 1955 By Statute
Kansas Tuesday, November 4, 1958 By Constitution
Wyoming Friday, February 8, 1963 By Statute
Louisiana Friday, July 9, 1976 By Statute
Idaho Thursday, January 31, 1985 By Statute
Oklahoma Sunday, September 25, 2001 By Constitution
Indiana Wednesday, February 1, 2012** By Statute
Michigan Friday, March 08, 2013** By Statute****
Wisconsin Monday, March 9, 2015** By Statute
West Virginia Friday, February 12, 2016*** By Statute
Kentucky Saturday, January 7, 2017 By Statute
Enactment History of State Right to Work Laws



**including hyperlinks to state Right to Work laws **Effective Date ***Veto Override Vote ****Michigan lawmakers ignored the will of the people and voted to rescind Right to Work freedom, repeal goes into effect 90 days after the end of the current legislative session, which is currently scheduled for mid-December 2023. At this time, Right to Work remains in effect in Michigan.