Repealing South Carolina’s Right to Work Law

H.4555 would repeal South Carolina’s right-to-work law, allowing union membership to become a prerequisite for employment. That would, in other words, allow unions to force workers to join whether or not they want to be members – a form of coercion that not only harms economic growth and mobility, but, of equal importance, infringes on individuals’ right to sell their own labor. Historically, right to work states have outperformed their non-right-to-work counterparts in employment, migration, and have had lower levels of taxation and state spending.

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