Right to Work

Expert: Right-To-Work Lawsuit Could Have National Implications Even As It Fails In Wisconsin

Shawn Johnson
Wisconsin Public Radio
Marquette University law professor Paul Secunda said he thinks the legal battle over right to work in the state will eventually be decided by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, where conservatives hold a 5-2 majority. However, Secunda said Wisconsin's right-to-work lawsuit has highlighted "a real free-rider problem" with right to work, and that future lawsuits could raise similar arguments in federal court.

Why Virginia’s Open Shop Referendum Should Matter to the Entire American Labor Movement in 2016

Douglas Williams
Working In These Times
Republicans in Virginia have proposed a referendum in November to strengthen the state's existing open shop laws. In this, an opportunity presents itself that labor unions must take. Our goal should not simply be to defeat the proposal: it should be a realignment of the conversation surrounding the role in labor unions in Virginia’s—and America’s—political economy.

Why Virginia’s Open Shop Referendum Should Matter to the Entire American Labor Movement in 2016

DOUGLAS WILLIAMS
Working In These Times
If the labor movement must invest in politics, it would be wisest to do so at the community/local/state level. It is there, our ‘laboratories of public policy’, where the labor movement can have the most positive impact on the lives of working people.

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