2018 Labor Liberty Indicator

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 3:01 pm - Permalink

Since the release of the 2017 Labor Liberty Indicator, workers have even greater worker freedom.

On June 27, 2018, the Supreme Court decided Janus v. AFSCME. This case gave worker freedom to all public employees. No longer will workers be forced to support a union that they choose not to be a member of. 

In addition, there have been tremendous gains in local right to work in New Mexico. Eight New Mexico counties have passed local right to work.

However, 2018 has seen one loss for workers. On Tuesday, union bosses convinced enough voters to vote against more jobs, freedom, and economic growth for Missouri. This election overturned the Missouri right-to-work law that the state legislature passed last year.

There are now 27 states with right to work.

See the map below to see if your state is right to work:

Also, click here for a PDF version.