April 29, 2004

The Right To Work Law

Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with guests about whether or not Idaho's Right-to-Work law should be repealed. Organizers have only a few days to collect the needed signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.

In 1986, the Right-to-Work law was approved by the voters after the state legislature pushed through an override of the veto by then-Governor John Evans. Those behind the repeal of this law today feel it has had a negative effect on working/middle class wages and benefits. Others feel the law is responsible for increased manufacturing and affordable living here in Idaho.