“Right to Work” is a misnomer of-course, that refers to the Taft-Hartley Act known as 14-B which stipulates that a “closed shop” is not enforceable in Texas... So any union benefits also apply to non-union workers even tho’ they don’t pay dues or otherwise have to pay for the benefits.Texas is a " right to work " state but the Lonestar plant has allways had a union and its history has not been a peaceful one in the early years in the 1950's. A few members had a thing for dynamite at stricke times.
LoneStar steel is a well-known case of jobs being exported for increased profits in a union-busting move by the company.... but when they need the workers again the company hopes to find sufficient experienced steel-workers who will come back to work at sub-standard wages and benefits. It’s been a long hard disagreement in the area.