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Labor Unions, Corporations And Right-To-Work Laws: Impacts On The American Economy, Cara Robinson Feb 2013

Labor Unions, Corporations And Right-To-Work Laws: Impacts On The American Economy, Cara Robinson

Cara Robinson

The labor movement of the U. S. continues to bring the issue of worker rights to the forefront of American policy debates. As the American economy again has shifted from one based on manufacturing and the production of hard goods to one reliant upon human, financial and informational services, the labor movement faces new challenges. Labor unions and business leaders continue to disagree on the proper role of collective action and the effectiveness of policies aimed at the workplace sector. Today, one of the largest debates is the continued role and expansion of Right-to-Work (RTW) legislation. The debate is often ...