FAQ – What’s a Right to Work Law?

A Right to Work law guarantees that no person can be compelled, as a condition of employment, to join or pay dues or “fees” to a labor union.

Such a law also reaffirms and strengthens the existing federal labor-law provisions that bar (prevent) hiring discrimination against non-union members. Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act affirms the right of states to enact Right to Work laws.

Currently 27 states have passed such laws.

Other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Right to Work principle?

What is 14(b)?

Is National Right to Work Committee “anti-union” or “pro-union”?

What is “exclusive representation”?

What do union propagandists mean by the term “free rider”?

What effect does a Right to Work law have on a state’s standard of living?

What is the “Freedom from Union Violence Act”?

What is the National Right to Work Act?