Angela Phillips grew up in Ohio and has run a family-owned manufacturing business there since 2009. In 2018, she wanted to expand the company and because of her many years of experience with unions, she felt it made sense to grow in a right to growth – working condition. In 2020, for example, she opened a Phillips Tube Group facility just across the border in Richmond, Indiana, which today employs more than 25 people.
Phillips Tube isn’t the only company crossing state lines to benefit from a right-to-work law that exempts workers from joining a union or paying dues. We recently published a national study of the impact of these laws between contiguous states, using data from more than 3,000 US counties across 18 industry sectors and over two distinct time periods.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/indiana-right-to-work-state-private-employment-labor-unions-workers-unionized-manufacturing-construction-utility-information-sector-unemployment-11649968126 Welcome to Indiana, a state with the right to work