Labor: The Other Rights Battle

Though the civil rights battle gets most of the attention, another rights battle is also being fought across the U.S. It concerns something called the right-to-work law—a legal guarantee that a worker need not join or pay dues to a union to hold his job. Already on the books in 20 states, right-to-work laws will be an election issue in four more states before 1964 is out, and another four states are on the brink of putting the issue on their ballots. Right-to-work laws have received the endorsement of the nation's most liberal management association, the prestigious, nongovernmental Committee for...

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