Work & Paying Taxes

Understanding Your Rights: Lesson 3

Tennessee as a “Right to Work” State

  • Tennessee is what’s known as a “right to work” state.
  • Tennessee is what’s known as a “right to work” state.
  • That means that if you are hired by an employer that has some workers who belong to a labor union, you cannot be forced to join the union just to have the job.
  • It also means you get paid the same amount, and get the same benefits, as the union workers do, even if you don’t join the union.
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