Lee Schalk, ALEC VP of Policy, was recently featured on NTD News, reacting to a new study showing that states with pro-union laws are losing residents who are moving to states with Right to Work freedoms.
Policy Analyst: As Union Jobs Disappear, We’re Hopeful More States Back Right-to-Work Freedoms
NTD spoke with Lee Schalk, vice president of policy at the American Legislative Exchange Council, about a recent report based on Bureau of Labor Statistics
data. The study, by economist Todd Nesbit and public policy analyst Michael LaFaive, confirmed that jobs continue to flood out of pro-union states and into states with more free-market policies.
“[In Right-to-Work states] workers aren’t forced to join a union as a condition of their employment,” Schalk said. “For businesses it means they can quickly adapt to changing market conditions. They can do things like offer bonuses for merit that they may not be able to do when they are constrained by union contracts.”
“People are always searching for opportunity when they decide to pick up and move to a new state. During the pandemic this really came into focus and it is something we’ve tracked for a long time at ALEC, the migration of taxpayers from one state to another.”
Watch full interview below: