More Compensation and Job Growth In Right To Work States

by Steve MacDonald

Compensation RTW vs Forced Union - RTW states do better in both categoriesIf union thugs are not beating on you, they are lying to you (about job growth and wage growth), and so is your President.  But here’s the truth…

According to Michigan’s Mackinac Center, using data taken from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of Labor Statistics, private-sector, inflation-adjusted employee compensation in right-to-work states increased by 12% between 2001 and 2011 compared with just 3% over the same period in forced-unionization states.

There’s more…

These good wages came from good jobs. Employment in right-to-work states expanded 2.4% over the same stretch vs. a 3.4% decline in non-right-to-work states. Ironically, Obama is taking credit for jobs created in RTW states.

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According to the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, right-to-work states (excluding Indiana, which passed a RTW law in early 2012) “were responsible for 72% of all net household job growth across the U.S. from June 2009 through September 2012.”

This is why people vote with their feet and move to these states. RTW states experienced large population gains of 15.3% from 2000 to 2010, compared to 5.9% in non-RTW states.

Too Bad New Hampshire Republicans bought into the Union BS eh?  We’d be tapping into some of that instead of some of this.

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  • Tim from Nashua

    Is there a law against passing laws on the way out the door, sort of like Presidential Pardons? It would be sweet if the outgoing, should-have-been-unstoppable, Republican majority passed the Right-To-Work law, and repealed the Ghey Marriage Law, and then, the Republican majority in the 2013 NH Senate just said no to all DemocRat attempts to morph NH into mAssachusetts. Hey, a guy can dream. :)

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