How Free are the Workers in Your State?
Forced Unionization Catalogued in Updated Graphic Resource
For Immediate Release
March 7, 2017
Washington, D.C. - The Center for Worker Freedom has introduced its 2017 Labor Liberty Indicator, a map highlighting which states allow for forced unionization in both public and private sectors.
The Indicator colors the map of the United States according to each state’s Right-to-Work status for government and private employees. Worker freedom is measured by the degree to which workers are required to support labor organizations.
At WorkerFreedom.org, CWF research fellow, Olivia Grady, explained how the 2017 map has changed from the 2016 version. For example:
"In just the last two months, Missouri and Kentucky became Right-to-Work states, making the total count of Right-to-Work states 28. Approximately 167 million Americans are now living in Right-to-Work states."
The 2017 Indicator of Labor Liberty can be accessed here.
The Center for Worker Freedom is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to warning the public about the costs and consequences of unionization. CWF is a special project of Americans for Tax Reform.