NFIB Shows Support for Right-to-Work Legislation at Capitol Event

Date: April 14, 2016 Last Edit: April 19, 2016

On Tuesday, April 12, state lawmakers and a broad coalition of organizations gathered at the Capitol in Harrisburg to show support for right-to-work legislation in Pennsylvania.  West Virginia recently became the 26th right-to-work state, meaning there currently a minority of states with compulsory union membership laws.

NFIB Pennsylvania’s Legislative Director, Neal Lesher, spoke at the news conference, explaining that passing right-to-work laws will make the Commonwealth a more attractive place to start or relocate a business.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, between 2004 and 2014, private sector job growth in states that have compulsory union membership laws decreased by 9.9 percent.  In right-to-work states, private sector job growth rose by 5.5 percent.

Currently in Pennsylvania, at least 660,000 workers are required to join a union and pay dues as a condition of employment.  

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