[ rahyt-tuh-wurk ]

  1. 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

Words Nearby right-to-work

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How to use right-to-work in a sentence

  • 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