Ending Forced Unionism

State Right to Work Laws

Right now, hundreds of thousands of New England workers are forced to pay tribute to union bosses — or be fired.

That’s just plain wrong.

But forced unionism affects all New Englanders because Big Labor’s inefficiencies, job featherbedding, wasteful work rules and their union-label, hate-the-boss mentality are driving jobs and businesses out of New England.

Over the last decade, Right to Work states saw significantly higher job creation than New England.

Meanwhile, forced-dues money is funneled into Big Labor’s political machine to elect their handpicked politicians, who are sure to vote to protect and expand Big Labor’s forced-dues empire.

For all these reasons, New England Citizens for Right to Work believes that the New England states should pass state Right to Work laws to:

  • End forced union dues and Big Labor’s stranglehold over state economies
  • End union boss pick-pocketing of workers’ paychecks
  • Restore personal liberty to New England workers

It is time for New England to join the 24 states with Right to Work laws, finally declaring that it is “open for business.”


Ending Union-Only Monopoly Bargaining for Government Workers

Right now, New England state laws grant union officials monopoly bargaining power over public employees who may not want union boss “representation.”

Monopoly bargaining usurps those workers’ right to bargain on their own behalf and inevitably leads to poorer service at higher costs.

New England Citizens for Right to Work believes in ending union-only monopoly bargaining in the public sector.


Banning Union-Only Project Labor Agreements

Today, all New England states other than Maine allow so-called “project labor agreements” which discriminate against the vast majority of workers in the building trades who choose not to join a union.

These agreements have been shown to raise costs, borne by taxpayers, by as much as 25% while doing nothing to ensure that projects are completed safely or on time.

New England Citizens for Right to Work believes that government “project labor agreements” should be banned for both state and local government projects.