Region Focus

Winter 2003

To Join or Not to Join?

The Economic Effects of "Right-to-Work" Laws
By Aaron Steelman

Manufacturing Employment, 1970-2001

The manufacturing sector has tended to fare better in those Fifth District states with right-to-work laws (NC, SC, VA) than those without (DC, MD, WV).


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