There are those people like Gov. Rick Snyder, who keep insisting that the Orwellian-labeled 'right-to-work' laws make things better for workers.
The facts, however, are different.
As the chart below, from Moses Harris at The Detroit Free Press shows, the facts reflect what economists and labor experts already know: That under 'right-to-work' laws, workers reap fewer gains from any economic growth or successes enjoyed by their employers. Wages of workers decrease and benefits are cut back drastically, while executives and their corporate parents benefit handsomely.
Furthermore, 'right-to-work' laws encourage freeloaders by allowing non-union workers to get the benefits of the collective bargaining agreement, while paying nothing for them.
Local economies don't benefit from 'right-to-work' either. In fact, they usually pay an even heavier price, since workers' overall compensation shrinks so drastically. Since workers have less money to spend, the local tax base dries up too. Since workers are making less, they rely on public services more, making the burden on cities and states even worse.
Check out the details, below.