The race between Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna for the next Governor of the State of Washington has high stakes for working class people. McKenna is well know for his labor union busting and his anti-working class remarks and policy preferences.
Many working class citizens fear that Rob McKenna will try to change Washington State labor law to prohibit labor unions from setting their own membership policies. Specifically, they fear he will try to make Washington an open shop state with destructive “right-to-work” laws. Below is an analysis of the effects of “right-to-work” laws on median per capita annual income. Read the rest of this entry