A “right-to-work” state is one in which employees can get union representation but not have to pay for it. In his March 14 column (“Maine workforce would be better off if right-to-work law enacted”), M.D. Harmon equates right-to-work states with job growth — as though job growth in Texas and North Dakota was caused by right-to-work laws and was unrelated to the erstwhile oil boom.

Powers McGuire


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