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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:14 PM

9. I'm dubious about inferring causation.

The "right to work" states are generally more conservative and could reasonably be assumed to be less protective of worker safety: more permissive regulations, less effective enforcement of such regulations as are in place, and a judicial system that in various ways is biased against workers.

It's certainly true that "right to work" laws weaken unions and that unions do negotiate some safety rules as part of their collective bargaining agreements. My guess, though, is that government regulation is more important in worker safety. Even in states without "right to work" laws, union membership is low by historical standards.

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