This Day in Georgia History
March 27, 1947
Georgia Became “Right to Work” State
Georgia became a “Right to Work” state when Gov. Melvin Thompson signed legislation prohibiting any employee from having to join or pay dues or fees to any labor organization as a condition of employment. Gov. Thompson also signed legislation prohibiting two or more people from setting up picket lines or engaging in other activities at or near a place where a labor dispute is underway that block or otherwise attempt to keep workers from their jobs.