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Right to Work Laws: Legislative Background and Empirical Research

Categories: Federal State Relations,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42575.pdf

Discusses the clash between federal union security agreements stemming from the National Labor Relations Act which require all workers covered by a union contract to pay membership dues to the union,  and the Taft-Hartley Act which allowed states to supersede these provisions with so-called Right-to-Work laws.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists