<Part of what I got from the article was that wages were generally lower for most jobs in right to work states, but I'm not sure if that's right.>
Its true. Theres a lot of data & news written about it already. Theres was a govt report confirming it last year too. Also, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Average Annual Pay by State and Industry, 2000, news release, Sept. 11, 2001, stats show that in states which limit workers' rights to collectively bargain contracts (including wages and benefits) average pay in these so-called "right-to-work" states was at least 20 percent lower than in states where workers have the freedom to form strong unions.
Data, stats, charts & graphs can be viewed at:
<Unions Raise Wages--Especially for Minorities and Women
Union women earn 30 percent more than nonunion women
<Union Pay is Higher in Nearly All Occupational Groups
In nearly every occupational category, union members earn more than nonunion workers.
<Unions Workers Have Better Health Care and Pensions
See and hear what nurse Karen Esposito has to say about health-care benefits.
<Workers' Incomes are Lower in States Where Workers Don't Have Union Rights
In states that have laws restricting workers' rights to form strong unions, the average pay for all workers is lower.
<Union Workers Have Greater Job Stability
<Unions Are Important for Women
See and hear what union activist Laura Gordon has to say about women and unions.
Download a flier on women and unions.
<Unions Are Important for Minorities
<Unions and Civil Rights