Right to Work State

Definition - What does Right to Work State mean?

A right to work state is a state that has passed a law that says that employees are not forced to join unions in order to be hired for jobs. About half of the states in America are right to work states. Examples include North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Kansas, Nevada, Utah, Alabama, and Georgia.

Justipedia explains Right to Work State

Often, labor unions want new employees to join the union in order to increase the union's size, strength and dues. However, new employees do not always want to join labor unions. This is why right to work laws have been passed in many states, forbidding new employees from being forced to join unions in order to get hired or to keep their jobs. In right to work states, employees have a choice to join the union or not. Many people still do chose to join unions, as they offer certain benefits.

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