Right To Work — Three Words & Thousands of Jobs

Three words helped create thousands of jobs in Alabama when Airbus, the European aerospace firm, announced it would invest $600 million in a new airline factory in Mobile, Alabama. Those words are “Right to Work.”

“We are a right-to-work state,” Gov. Robert Bentley said. “That is, Alabama is one of 23 states that forbid workers from being forced to join a union as a condition of employment.

‘The cost of doing business in Alabama is low,” the Republican governor said, adding later: “I think being a right-to work state is the reason many international companies look at Alabama and the other right-to-work states.”