Another great opinion piece on RTW!

I would like to respond to the guest opinion by David Herbst (Right-to-work is about worker freedom, March 16).

Mr. Herbst claims that RTW is a straightforward policy. It is a straightforward policy of entitlement. It entitles individuals to reap the benefits of union representation without contributing to the cost of that representation. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, 16.4 million workers were represented by unions -- 1.6 million of those workers were not union members but were still covered by a union contract.

I do not agree with Mr. Herbst's claims of greater opportunity for employment. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 11.1 percent of the workforce being union. That is down from 20.1 percent in 1983. This means that the number of nonunion jobs has increased since 1983. Today, 88.9 percent of workers are in nonunion jobs. If a worker does not wish to join a union, there are more nonunion jobs in this country than union jobs.
Union jobs offer value to workers | Guest |