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Unions Hurt States' Economy

The free market brings GDP growth.

Jun. 20, 2014

The free market is such a union buster. A new study found states with Right to Work laws are emerging as leaders in the auto manufacturing industry, rather than states with the United Automobile Workers union. Stan Greer, researcher with the National Institute of Labors Relations Research wrote, “Considering just the 22 states that had Right to Work laws from 2002 to 2012, the Right to Work share of nationwide automotive manufacturing output grew from 36% to 52% over the decade. Real manufacturing GDP in these 22 Right to Work states grew by 87% from 2002 to 2012, but fell by 2% in forced-unionism states.” More Liberty, better economy – you have to love free market forces. More…

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