One major component of North Carolina’s attractive business climate is its longstanding status as a right-to-work (RTW) state. That status has allowed us to maintain the lowest rate of private-sector union membership in the nation, and numerous studies show that RTW benefits can stimulate growth in jobs, wages, per capita income and state tax revenues. However, every year, North Carolina sees new legislation introduced that could have potentially negative impacts on workplace policies and the cost of a job for state employers.
The North Carolina Chamber believes that in order to be as competitive as possible in the site selection process and to enhance the economic prospects of all North Carolinians, we must protect our right-to-work status. We will continue to actively oppose legislative proposals that could reduce certainty for employers in making decisions about the operations of their companies, and do irreparable harm to North Carolina’s business climate.
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