In the news: Nesslein on right-to-work
Associate Prof. Tom Nesslein of Urban and Regional Studies was the guest economist joining politicians of both major parties in talking to TV-5 News about the contentious new “right-to-work” proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature. Nesslein says the politics are fairly straightforward, in that passage would likely further erode the power of labor unions. As for the reputed economic impact, he said, it’s more difficult to predict whether business growth would be noticeable if Wisconsin becomes the 25th right-to-work state. States that have legislated against “closed shops” are mostly southern and western states with lower taxes and less regulation to begin with. See the news story.