The study conducted by Republican Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina shows that right-to-work states have benefitted from workers migrated to those states for jobs. The result is that states that protect workers rights to unionize and collect dues, resulted in less jobs and corporations willing to establish there.
Delaware is not a right to work state, which may explain why General Motors and Chrysler bailed. Despite not being a right to work state, Delaware has not been on the list to attract new businesses as of late. Delaware ranked 42nd (out of 50, in case you forgot). Delaware ranked number one in business friendliness thanks to the Chancery Court of Delaware, but failed on the rest:
- Ranked 36th on cost of business
- Ranked 17th on quality of workforce
- Ranked 47th on quality of life
- Ranked 45th on the economy
- Ranked 40th on transportation infrastructure
- Ranked 33rd on technology and innovation
- Ranked 25th on (quality of) education
- Ranked 20th on access to capital
- Ranked 32nd on cost of living
For the ruling party in control, the liberal agenda in Delaware is not working. High taxation, education with mediocre or no results, red tape to open a business plague Delaware's prospects. Gone are the days of being a business mecca like during the era of Gov. Pete DuPont.
Maybe, just maybe if Delaware leaders realized that forced unionization and the hidden cost of prevailing wage has driven businesses to other states. Wouldn't you?