Right-to-work is steeped in deception, starting with the title. It does not bring in new business, but rather puts corporate profits before the public good.
Former Rep. Eric Burlison (R133) sponsored A.L.E.C.’s RTW fill-in-the-blank legislation, putting a thumb on the scale, favoring corporate owners over workers.
RTW is bipartisan, harming all “employees” across the political spectrum by destroying worker protections and benefits and gutting pensions.
More than 55 percent of non-union workers are subject to forced arbitration through their employment contracts. Workers only win 21 percent of the time, with settlements averaging $100,000. They win 57 percent of the time in state court with settlements running around $500,000. Since attorneys’ fees are based on settlement amount, they are less likely to take an arbitration case. Injured workers are left with a stacked deck.
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