One talking point being emphasized was highlighted in a letter to the editor that was printed in the Appleton Post-Crescent on May 1: "Having a right to work state does not necessarily attract more industry.
That probably explains why surveys repeatedly show that nearly 80 percent of Americans support the Right to Work principle, and why Indiana became the nation's 23rd Right to Work state on March 14 of this year, after Governor Mitch Daniels signed Right to Work legislation into law in February.
An attempt is being made to link the high poverty rate in Mississippi and other states, such as Louisiana and Alabama, to their status as Right to Work states, in an obvious attempt to discredit the Right to Work concept.
A better way of evaluating whether Right to Work laws help or hurt the poor--and the economy in general--is to compare Right to Work states as a group to non-Right to Work states.
Department of Labor, the top six states in job growth are all Right to Work states. The worst six are unionshop states, except for Louisiana, which is still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
It was a momentous occasion in that representatives from many of the state associations and individual member division (IMD) worked together for the common good of the individual associations, generally, and the organization specifically; small states and large states, collective bargaining states, and right to work states
all working together for a common goal.