Larger report here
While I'm always a bit skeptical of reports on either side of this issue, this one seems reasonable. Further, its worth collecting the evidence as it comes out on this issue. (We'll want to keep our eyes open for more studies on right-to-work.) Recall that Michigan passed right-to-work, where employees could choose NOT to join a union, late last year.
"It is impossible to totally disentangle right-to-work from every other business friendly policy," Hicks said. "That being said, the best studies in this area acknowledge that right-to-work laws are really the king of business friendly policies."
"There was and remains a lot of debate over whether or not right-to-work laws are economically beneficial," he said. "We believe our study confirms that right-to-work laws have a measurable and positive impact on the economic well-being of a state and its citizens."