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Fri Dec 19, 2014, 03:18 PM

STUDY: Workers in “Right-to-Work” States Receive 24% More Government Assistance

STUDY: Workers in “Right-to-Work” States Receive 24% More Government Assistance

A new study, from University of Illinois-Urbana professors From Labor and Employment Relations professor Robert Bruno and Illinois Economic Policy Institute Director Frank Manzo found that just as “Right-to-Work” allows some workers to freeload to the detriment of others, it also allows states to promote an anti-labor business model on the dime of those who respect workers. Workers in “Right-to-Work” states account for 37.4 percent of federal income tax revenues, for instance, but receive 41.9 percent of non-health, non-retirement government assistance.

“Right-to-Work” states typically receive assistance from the federal government without paying their fair share. Workers in “Right-to-Work” states receive $0.232 in non-health, non-retirement assistance per dollar they contribute in federal income tax. Workers in collective bargaining states, on the other hand, receive $0.187 per federal income tax dollar, or 24 percent less.

Beyond affecting individual contributions to federal assistance programs, “Right-to-Work” laws contribute to the race to the bottom promoted by business interests looking to cut labor costs. The authors of the paper found that “Right-to-Work” laws:

• Reduce worker income from wages and salaries by 3.2 percent on average.
• Lower both the share of workers who are covered by a health insurance plan (by 3.5 percent) and the share of workers who are covered by a pension plan (by 3 percent).
• Reduce union membership rates by 9.6 percent.
• Increase the employment rate (by 0.4 percent), but at the expense of a lower labor force participation rate (by 0.5 percent).


http://smart-union.org/news/study-workers-in-right-to-work-states-receive-24-more-government-assistance/

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Fri Dec 19, 2014, 03:45 PM

1. GOPs dumbed down voters don't realize that low wages for companies translates into

more of our tax dollars subsidizing those low wages just so working families can get by.

We are PAYING for the difference as the financial elites bank the profits from underpaying their workers. The taxpayer picks up the tab.

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Fri Dec 19, 2014, 04:03 PM

2. Their ultimate goal is to completely dismantle the Unions and pay slave wages

and then have the vanishing middle class support their slaves.

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Fri Dec 19, 2014, 04:25 PM

3. Who will tell the people?

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