Here are some facts "readily available from sources such as the National Institute for Labor Relations Research:"
– private sector employees compensation growth in real dollars during the period 2000-2010 grew by more than 11% annually in right-to-work states, and by less than 1% in “forced unionism” states;
– during the same period, growth in manufacturing GDP (in 2005 dollars) grew by 18.6% in right-to-work states against 8.3% in forced unionism states; and
– private sector employees’ cost-of-living adjusted compensation was actually greater in right-to-work states than in forced unionism states in 2010.
It is long past time that the U.S. did away with "closed shop" (forced unionism) states for any profession, public or private. Being forced to join a union and pay dues just so that you can take a job in a particular profession is nothing more than state imposed servitude. And as we can see from the facts above, it poses a heavy drag on state economies. Read the entire article: In Right To Work Battle, Narrative Trumps Fact On NPR