Update: On 2/12/2016 West Virginia became the 26th state to pass a Right to Work law. That law has not yet gone into effect. For more information, please read our special legal notice on West Virginia Right to Work.
A Right to Work law secures the right of employees to decide for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union. However, employees who work in the railway or airline industries are not protected by a Right to Work law, and employees who work on a federal enclave may not be. Moreover, a Right to Work law does not prohibit limitations on when a dues deduction authorization card can be revoked. Workers should carefully read the fine print before signing such a card.
(Links are to the current active Right to Work provisions in state law. For a timeline of when state Right to Work laws were originally adopted click here.)
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NOTE: State laws are in a constant state of flux. Before relying on the text of any state Right to Work statute, you should check the most recent edition of your state laws.
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