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The Fraser Institute

August 30, 2013 12:02 ET

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory; How BC's Economy Would Improve With Worker Choice Laws: Report Coming Tuesday, Sept. 3

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 30, 2013) - The Fraser Institute will release a new study on Tuesday, Sept. 3 that examines the economic and competitive benefits of enacting worker-choice laws in British Columbia similar to those in place in many U.S. states.

Worker choice laws, also known as right-to-work laws, prohibit workers from being forced to join a union as a condition of employment and allow them to opt out of paying some or all union dues.

The study, The Implications of US Worker Choice Laws for British Columbia and Ontario, analyzes the effects of right-to-work laws in the United States and recommends critical reforms to BC labour laws.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The full report will also be available as a free PDF download at

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of 86 think-tanks. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

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