The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Workers Overwhelmingly Oppose "Right to Work" at HB251 Hearing


February 24, 2021

On February 16, workers from across the state came together to oppose HB251 and “right-to-work” legislation in front of the House Business and Labor Committee.

“Right-to-work” laws have proven to depress wages, working conditions and safety on the job. Study after study have shown that “right-to-work” laws do not create jobs and employers do not prioritize it when considering whether to relocate.

Two of Montana’s largest private sector employers attended the hearing to oppose “right to work” because they recognize the benefits unions provide. Both NorthWestern Energy a...

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