Simply put, LECET views right-to-work laws as a disaster.
Misleadingly named right-to-work (RTW) laws do not, as some unfamiliar with the term may assume, entail any guarantee of employment for people ready and willing to go to work. Rather, by making it harder for workers’ organizations to sustain themselves financially, state RTW laws aim to undermine unions’ bargaining strength. Because RTW laws lower wages and benefits, weaken workplace protections, and decrease the likelihood that employers will be required to negotiate with their employees, they are advanced as a strategy for attracting new businesses to a state. But research shows that RTW laws do not have any positive impact on job growth.
Ignoring the facts, corporate-backed politicians are embracing these deceptive policies. They want to make every state a right-to-work state to increase profits for CEOs and hurt efforts to restore balance to our economy. Right to work is an ill-timed distraction from the issues that matter to the middle class—and the wrong choice for our states.
Robert Reich: Why "Right to Work" is Wrong for Workers
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains the truth behind so-called "Right to Work" laws and how they hurt working families.