What does right to work really mean?

Yesterday Michigan passed a new right to work law. People often confuse “right to work” with “employment at will”.

“Right to work” means that you do not have to join a union as a condition of receiving or retaining a job.  “Employment at will” means that either the employee or the employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause and with or without prior notice.  Tennessee is both a right to work and an employment at will state.

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