It is no joke that RTW has huge ramifications. I think too many people don't care and don't even take the time to find out what it is.

Of late, right-to-work proponents have been particularly successful. Four states have gone right to work in the past four years. Since Wisconsin passed a prohibition on compulsory dues for public sector unions in 2011 (as well as a litany of additional restrictions on unionized labor) the state’s public sector union membership has plummeted by nearly 40 percent and after autoworkers negotiated contracts under Michigan’s new right-to-work laws in 2014, the unions lost 48,000 members. In this sense, it’s difficult to reconcile right-to-work’s supposed intent—liberty and free speech—with the reality of its corrosive effect on organized labor, the formidable ally to Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and progressives everywhere.

Which made my exchange with Tricia all the more troubling. Tricia had clearly stated how she felt about the union—“the union is a good thing”—yet she had no intention of signing a card. In that moment, I witnessed the brilliance of right-to-work laws. Beneath a scrim of liberty and freedom, lawmakers can inject a sedative into the labor movement’s central nervous system. My dialogue with Tricia should have been a lively one about raises, health insurance, and consistent scheduling. Instead, it went limp.
Undercover as a Casino Owner, I Saw How Right-to-Work Laws Hurt - The Daily Beast