The Fallacy of 'Right to Work'
Marick Masters, a professor of management in the School of Business and director of Labor@Wayne, opined about what he terms the "fallacy" of right-to-work (RTW). Masters wrote: "No term, however, is more misbegotten in our political lexicon than "right to work." There simply is no such right. The only remotely connected right is to seek a job on terms and conditions that employers choose to offer. Nonetheless, proponents of RTW insist that unions, through union-security agreements, abridge the (non-existing) right to work in an anti-democratic manner that threatens business competitiveness. All these specious arguments mask a concerted campaign to strip labor of its voice in political and economic affairs."