Running for the Right to Work Borders

Even Columbia researchers can’t escape the reality that Right to Work laws and business location and expansion are inescapable intertwined, even though Columbia University continue to try to find other explanations. Yet, it remains undeniable that the one constant in all the state comparisons is pro-worker right-to-work legislation.

[Columbia] researchers found that Walmart was more likely to propose new stores in Right to Work states near the borders of non-Right to Work, and to open those stores even in the face of protests, compared to the borders of neighboring non-Right to Work states.