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Right-to-Work Laws: New Evidence from the Stock Market

  • Steven E. Abraham
  • Paula B. Voos
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    This article is an empirical examination of whether or not stockholder wealth rises in response to passage of a right-to-work law—a state law banning union security clauses from collective bargaining agreements. Stockholder wealth rose when Louisiana passed such a law in 1976 and when Idaho did so in 1985–1986. Presumably this occurred because investors anticipated higher future profits with weaker labor unions or a lower probability of future organization. This is new evidence that such laws are more than symbolic: They hamper labor unions.

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    Article provided by Southern Economic Association in its journal Southern Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 67 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 2 (July)
    Pages: 345-362

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    Handle: RePEc:sej:ancoec:v:67:2:y:2000:p:345-362
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