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The Cure Worse than the Disease: Expelling Freeloaders in an Open-Shop State

The Cure Worse than the Disease: Expelling Freeloaders in an Open-Shop State 720914 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017720914New Labor ForumBrooks research-article2017 Outlawing Labor? New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(3) 35 –43 The Cure Worse than the Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: Disease: Expelling Freeloaders sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017720914 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017720914 in an Open-Shop State journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Chris Brooks Keywords right-to-work, collective bargaining, education, labor, politics, Republican Party, corporations, exclusive representation, members-only bargaining, American Legislative Exchange Council, State Policy Network The United States is likely to be an entirely open- fighting on behalf of workers who are not mem- shop country in the near future. Republicans bers and do not pay dues. The divide-and-con- dominate over two-thirds of state legislatures, quer problem is interpersonal—when workers over half of all governorships, both houses of can opt out of supporting the union, this results Congress, the White House, and a majority of in union and nonunion workers developing seats on the Supreme Court. As the GOP prolifer- adversarial attitudes and behaviors toward one ates, so does anti-union legislation. Twenty-eight another, diminishing their unity on the job and states have already passed open-shop—so-called their capacity for collective action. “right-to-work”—laws, which allow workers to Some on both the left and the right have receive http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

The Cure Worse than the Disease: Expelling Freeloaders in an Open-Shop State

New Labor Forum , Volume 26 (3): 9 – Sep 1, 2017

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720914 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017720914New Labor ForumBrooks research-article2017 Outlawing Labor? New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(3) 35 –43 The Cure Worse than the Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: Disease: Expelling Freeloaders sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017720914 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017720914 in an Open-Shop State journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Chris Brooks Keywords right-to-work, collective bargaining, education, labor, politics, Republican Party, corporations, exclusive representation, members-only bargaining, American Legislative Exchange Council, State Policy Network The United States is likely to be an entirely open- fighting on behalf of workers who are not mem- shop country in the near future. Republicans bers and do not pay dues. The divide-and-con- dominate over two-thirds of state legislatures, quer problem is interpersonal—when workers over half of all governorships, both houses of can opt out of supporting the union, this results Congress, the White House, and a majority of in union and nonunion workers developing seats on the Supreme Court. As the GOP prolifer- adversarial attitudes and behaviors toward one ates, so does anti-union legislation. Twenty-eight another, diminishing their unity on the job and states have already passed open-shop—so-called their capacity for collective action. “right-to-work”—laws, which allow workers to Some on both the left and the right have receive

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