Unions in Decline

Union membership rolls plummet as right-to-work laws spread
AP

Union members represented 11.3 percent of the American workforce in 2012, a drop from 2011’s 11.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Courts Strike Down Challenges to Right to Work

Federal courts strike down challenges to collective bargaining reforms in Indiana, Wisconsin
AP

A pair of federal courts struck down union challenges to labor reforms in Indiana and Wisconsin, preserving major Republican gains aimed at cutting costs and attracting business.

The Hoosier Legacy

Law’s success in Indiana prompted Michigan to embrace right-to-work legislation
Indiana State Capitol Building / Flickr

The right-to-work law passed in Michigan last week is based on similar legislation in Indiana, the success of which prompted Michigan Republicans to pass the legislation. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) said 90 companies have told them that Indiana’s enactment of the right-to-work law will be a significant factor in their decision-making process.