I admit, I laughed at this: “If a courageous legislator introduced a repeal [of right-to-work] bill into Congress, unions could demand that their federal representatives support the bill or risk the enactment of state laws protecting workers against arbitrary termination.” It’s from a labor law professor at Colorado State who seems to think that the labor movement can successfully threaten to pass enough state legislation to spark a federal law.
Let me save you some time with that map: the blue bits are where Big Labor could hope to pass any kind of better-repeal-right-to-work-or-THIS-happens bill. Everywhere else is a big old never-mind. It’s actually remarkable how well right-to-work and full GOP control of the legislature track, at that. Which suggests that Big Labor has made a very, very bad call in deciding to cleave to the Democratic party only… but you all knew that already, too.
That’s pretty much it. Just a reminder that, hey, stuff happens that we like all the time on the state level. The trick is to figure out how to push it upwards, that’s all.