Wisconsin 25th Right To Work State

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a Right to Work bill today, making Wisconsin the 25th Right to Work state, and the third to be passed in 3 years.  While Wisconsin teachers enjoy Right to Work privileges under Act 10, and other freedoms, the bill will allow all workers to join or refrain from any union.  All Wisconsin residents will benefit from the economic power a Right to Work law brings.  Patrick Gleason has the story in Forbes.

With Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) signature today on right-to-work legislation recently approved by the Wisconsin House and Senate, Wisconsin becomes the 25th state in the nation to prohibit coerced unionization and give workers a choice as to whether or not to join a union. Despite outbursts from Democrat politicians and union bosses, Wisconsin taxpayers and the state’s economy will benefit from becoming a right-to-work state.

Taxpayers tend to do better in right-to-work states. The average state and local tax burden in the U.S. is 9.8% of income, while the average state and local tax burden in right-to-work states is 8.34%