- of or relating to the right of workers to gain or keep employment whether or not they belong to a labor union.
Origin of right-to-work
First recorded in 1945–50
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Examples from the Web for right-to-work
Right-to-work laws have been around for decades, and in Michigan the slope began slipping within individual contract negotiations.Right to Work Laws and Why Labor Unions Are in Crisis
December 14, 2012
There are also right-to-work states like Nevada where unions remain powerful.
On the flipside, overall wages and benefits are lower in right-to-work states.
He supports a federal version of the Arizona immigration law and right-to-work legislation.Why Tim Scott Should Replace Jim DeMint
December 9, 2012
It's a partisan narrative to be sure, with Republican-run Texas as a low-tax, right-to-work mecca for business.Toxic State Syndrome: As California Declines, Texas Rises
September 30, 2012
Forced labour for the loafer is still more an English tradition, though, like the Right-to-Work principle, long disregarded.The Vagrancy Problem.
William Harbutt Dawson