Without a right-to-work policy, the Bluegrass State lack the opportunities real Kentuckians need — and that residents in key neighboring states already have — to deal with economic downturns, manufacturing plant closures and regulatory fiats from Washington attempting to put our coal industry out of business.
Plants are going to close. “Creative destruction” happens. The question is: What is Kentucky doing to open the doors to opportunities that help our state and its citizens to prosper and grow — even through those transitions?
Some people think the answers lies in more government handouts and mandates on private-sector businesses, including raising the minimum wage. But Terry Morrison, a Russell County resident whose family has been hit hard by the announcement that Fruit of the Loom is closing its Jamestown plant, says a right-to-work policy would provide the kind of “hand up” most Kentuckians want rather than just another “handout.”
Terry and her husband, Claude share more of their story in the Bluegrass Institute’s new right-to-work video released Monday.
This video is part of the Bluegrass Institute’s #right2work4ky campaign. Please watch the video and then link to it on your social media sites.