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RTW Is A-OK

(Chart courtesy Heritage Foundation)

(Chart courtesy Heritage Foundation)

Heritage busts union claims that Right-to-Work laws harm worker:

Unions and their advocates argue that, by reducing their membership, RTW laws reduce wages. They claim that weakening union power reduces the pressure on businesses to pay more.

In its new study, The Heritage Foundation has replicated the research that unions and some economists use to support that claim, and has found it fundamentally flawed, as it only partially controlled for cost-of-living differences among states.[2] Using the same model but fully controlling for price differences shows that RTW laws have no effect on private-sector workers’ purchasing power. Heritage did find that government employees make approximately 5 percent less in RTW states.

Unions remain stuck in the New Deal fallacy that the way to riches is to make everything more expensive.