"Right to work (for less)" laws are nothing but union-busting. Because corporations and their wholly-owned repug subsidiary politicians have watched for 40 years how well union-busting works for them.
Without strong unions, there is nothing to stop companies from shutting down factories here and building them overseas. And that's exactly what they did, once they'd killed the unions.
Apologies to Robyn Pennachia at Wonkette for copying almost her entire post, but every word is essential reading.
Unions have been steadily losing power since the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan broke the air traffic controllers strike, setting a dangerous precedent. To summarize, the union went on strike, and instead of negotiating with them, Reagan just fired them all and hired new people for less money, and then also banned all those who struck from ever having a federal job again — a ban later lifted by President Clinton. Prior to that, this was an unthinkable thing to do. Reagan made it thinkable.
If anything, we, as a country, have become far less entitled than we need to be. We have forgotten how to be brave, we have forgotten how to fight. We are all too willing to gratefully accept whatever is handed to us. We are entitled to labor rights, we are entitled to fair wages, we are entitled to overtime, we are entitled to robust unions that fight for those things. We must stop national Right To Work For Less, because it’s only going to get worse from there.