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Right-to-work laws make union dues voluntary. Without them, unions require that all contracted workers pay union dues, whether they want to join the union or not.
Unions have constructed several myths meant to cast right-to-work laws in a bad light.
Myth: Right to work laws prohibit unions.
Fact: Right-to-work laws make union dues voluntary.
Myth: Right-to-work laws lower wages.
Fact: Workers have the same or higher buying power in right-to-work states.
Myth: Right-to-work laws divide Americans.
Fact: Americans overwhelmingly support right-to-work laws.
Read Heritage Foundation expert James Sherk’s full list of myths and facts about right-to-work laws for more.
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