Local Right-to-Work Laws Could Get Supreme Court Review

March 8, 2019, 11:31 AM

The “right to work” laws on the books in 27 states have also been adopted by a handful of counties and municipalities, although the future of such local-level restrictions on unions could rest in the U.S. Supreme Court’s hands.

The Village of Lincolnshire, an Illinois town with about 7,000 residents, asked the justices last month to settle a split in the federal appeals courts on whether labor law allows for local right-to-work ordinances.

The patchwork configuration of states with and without the right-to-work measures illustrates the deep regional and partisan divisions on the merits of unionized workplaces. The Supreme Court...

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