A Right to work law for a particular state generally “secures the right of employees to decide for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union.”Â Employees of railways, airlines and in some federal enclave positions may not be protected by the right to work laws.Â Currently there are 22 states which have these laws in effect, as well as Guam.Â The laws differ by state and it’s advised to check your local state laws for the most updated versions of them.
The Right to Work states are:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming.
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation was started in 1968 and gives charitable, non-profit organization which gives legal aid to anyone who feels their human or civil rights were violated through a union’s actions.
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation website gives clickable links to each of the Right to Work states for further review of their Right to Work laws and what they specify.