Montanans are pro-union but oppose forced union association.
Workers should not have to pay union fees as a condition of employment or be forced to be represented by unions they don’t choose to join. Passing right-to-work laws will allow people to have more freedom to choose how they spend their paychecks. All while creating more jobs and attracting more businesses to Montana.
According to the National Right to Work Committee, from 2001 to 2011, right-to-work states added 1.7 million jobs while forced-union states lost 2 million jobs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that right-to-work states enjoyed more than twice the job-growth rate of non-right-to-work states between 2007 and 2017. During these troubled economic times, we need the flexibility and market dynamism that full free association rights provide.
This does not make us anti-union, after passing right-to-work in Indiana, union membership increased, and that is a good thing! It means more workers freely chose to be in their union and that is all we ask.
Urge your legislator to stand up for workers, grow our economy, expand opportunity, and make Montana a top destination for businesses and workers!