(EDITOR’S NOTE – this story was originally published on 4/18 in my column at IVN – The MidWest Wing Report)
The idea of being a “right-to-work” state is certainly not new. Almost half the states (24 of 50) in the Union have such laws. It is different in the Midwest, though. Home to a majority of the so-called “rust belt” states, unionization is something different here… a way of life for many. From steel mills to auto factories to shipping ports and so many industries in-between, unions are everywhere. Could that be changing now though? Will right-to-work kill the unions who helped build this region and our country?