Law360, New York (May 26, 2011, 2:04 PM EDT) -- The idea of “forced unionism” is facing its stiffest test in decades. The past year has seen a dramatic uptick in proposed “right-to-work” legislation on both the federal and state level — legislation that would prohibit agreements between unions and employers making membership or payment of union dues a condition of employment.
Not surprisingly, the right-to-work issue engenders intense debate that invariably falls along party lines, with Republicans supporting right-to-work legislation and Democrats and labor unions against it.
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