The Impact of Local “Right-to-Work Zones: Predicting Outcomes for Workers, the Economy, and Tax Revenues in Illinois

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Efforts to create local “right-to-work” zones would have negative impacts on workers and the economy in Illinois. The preponderance of evidence finds that worker incomes are lower in economies with right-to-work laws and that employment effects are minimal at best. For instance, average worker wages are $2.90 per hour (13 percent) higher in Illinois than …

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