Once again, Kentucky seems to be behind the times with regards to right-to-work laws. The Commonwealth’s neighbor to the north, Indiana, is expected to move right-to-work legislation forward this week.
Kentuckians deserve choice in whether they want to be a part of a union. In addition, Kentucky’s leaders need to face the facts that states with right-to-work laws create more new jobs than those who restrict worker’s options.
If Kentucky’s leadership continues to drag its feet in providing citizens with choice while surrounding states (Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia…) offer this incentive, Kentucky becomes decidedly less competitive. It is time for right-to-work laws in Kentucky.