Right-to-work took a hit when voters in Missouri used the referendum process to reject the right-to-work law that had been enacted in 2017. Opponents of the law outspent supports by a 5-to-1 margin during the campaign, and 67.5% of voters rejected it.
Standing in stark contrast to the Supreme Court’s Janus decision, some see the move as an indication of a growing groundswell of general public support for unions.
Union proponents have claimed for years that “wages are higher in non-right-to-work states,” but the data indicates otherwise. According to NILRR.org, workers in right-to-work states see about 6% higher income.