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An analysis of the proposed right-to-work legislation

An analysis of the proposed right-to-work legislation
Creator: Kansas State Federation of Labor
Date: August 1954
In 1958, Kansas voters ratified the "right to work" amendment to the state constitution. The amendment stated, in part, that "No person shall be denied the opportunity to obtain or retain employment because of membership or non membership in any labor organization..." In this pamphlet, the Kansas State Federation of Labor argues that the purpose of the legislation was to limit the power of organized labor.


Don't get caught in a fat-cat squeeze

Don't get caught in a fat-cat squeeze
Creator: Kansas AFL-CIO
Date: 1958
This pamphlet encourages voters not to support "right to work" legislation in the form of an amendment to the Kansas constitution. Issued by the Kansas chapter of the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations), the pamphlet argues that the "right to work" amendment would cut family income in half by making it harder for labor unions to represent workers and negotiate worker compensation.


National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) urges you to vote no on amendment three

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) urges you to vote no on amendment three
Creator: NAACP
Date: 1958
In 1958, Kansas voters ratified the "right to work" amendment. Earlier attempts to pass "right to work" legislation were unsuccessful. This flyer created by the NAACP argues that the primary purpose of the legislation was to suppress the organization of trade unions.


Prominent Negro leader denounces right-to-work laws

Prominent Negro leader denounces right-to-work laws
Creator: Kansas State Federation of Labor
Date: Between 1954 and 1958
In this flyer, the Kansas State Federation of Labor quotes the civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., in his opposition to "right to work" laws. Dr. King argues that the so-called "right to work" laws are a form of discrimination that undermine workers' right to organize and collectively bargain with their employers. Kansas voters passed a "right to work" amendment to the state constitution in 1958.


Right-to-Work laws aim to destroy unions

Right-to-Work laws aim to destroy unions
Creator: Oxnam, Bishop G. Bromley
Date: 1958
This commentary, excerpted from an address by Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, was reproduced by the Kansas State Federation of Labor in 1958. It provides an opposing view to "right to work" legislation. In this article, Bishop Oxnam states "right to work" laws are fraudulent. They are neither intended nor designed to guarantee work or to establish the right to work. The "Right to Work" Amendment was ratified in Kansas in 1958.


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