He supports a federal version of the Arizona immigration law and right-to-work legislation.
On the flipside, overall wages and benefits are lower in right-to-work states.
There are also right-to-work states like Nevada where unions remain powerful.
It's a partisan narrative to be sure, with Republican-run Texas as a low-tax, right-to-work mecca for business.
right-to-work laws have been around for decades, and in Michigan the slope began slipping within individual contract negotiations.
Forced labour for the loafer is still more an English tradition, though, like the right-to-work principle, long disregarded.