Families: Wages & Employment

What I Believe

Indiana’s Right to Work law should be repealed. The law is an attempt to destroy unions by reducing their resources, their bargaining clout, and attracting companies to the state that pay lower wages.

Companies that pay lower wages are more likely to pack up quickly and move to countries that pay even

lower wages.

Why I Believe It

In the (28) states with Right to Work laws, workers make an average of 12% less in wages because

unions have less power to negotiate higher wages. Lower wages contribute to increases in poverty,

increases in infant mortality and result in less funding for education.


The Data

"Collective bargaining" is how working people gain a voice at work and the power to shape their working lives


How Today’s Unions Help Working People Report: Giving Workers the Power to Improve their Jobs and

Unrig the Economy. Economic Policy Institute. Josh Bivens, Lora Engdahl, Elise Gould, Teresa Kroeger, Celine McNicholas, Lawrence Mishel, Zane Mokhiber, Heidi Shierholz, Marni von Wilpert, Valerie Wilson, and Ben Zipperer. August 24, 2017