Does ‘right to work’ imperil the right to health? The effect of labour unions on workplace fatalities

  title={Does ‘right to work’ imperil the right to health? The effect of labour unions on workplace fatalities},
  author={Michael James Zoorob},
  journal={Occupational and Environmental Medicine},
  pages={736 - 738}
  • M. Zoorob
  • Published 13 June 2018
  • Medicine
  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Objective Economic policies can have unintended consequences on population health. In recent years, many states in the USA have passed ‘right to work’ (RTW) laws which weaken labour unions. The effect of these laws on occupational health remains unexplored. This study fills this gap by analysing the effect of RTW on occupational fatalities through its effect on unionisation. Methods Two-way fixed effects regression models are used to estimate the effect of unionisation on occupational mortality… 
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