News Alert: Monday’s town hall meeting at the National Corvette Museum: Right-to-work works for Kentucky communities

  For Immediate Release: Friday, May 15                                                                 Contact: Jim Waters (270) 320-4376 (BOWLING GREEN, Ky.) — Join the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s first and only free-market think tank, and several other national and statewide groups and representatives at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green (Exit 28 @ I-65) on Monday, May 18, from 6 p.m. to 7:30…

The Bluegrass Institute goes to the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION Cordially Invites You   Local Right-to-Work Ordinances: Legal and Policy Questions Featuring Jim Waters President, The Bluegrass Institute   Jason Nemes Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens PLC Representing Hardin County in UAW V. Hardin County Hosted by James Sherk Research Fellow in Labor Economics, Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, The Heritage…

Right-to-work: Counties need not wait for a legal ‘resolution’

While 12 Kentucky counties have passed American’s first local right-to-work ordinances, only one – Hardin County, which passed legislation in January allowing employees to say “no” to paying union dues without losing their jobs – has been the subject of a lawsuit by labor unions. Some county magistrates who supported first readings of local right-to-work…

Kentucky’s teachers union falling out of alignment with own national union members

A New York Times article says it plainly. While teachers’ unions across the country are starting to align with parents and conservatives to fight what they say is excessive testing in schools, the Times writes: “In Kentucky, where the education commissioner has said parents do not have the right to opt their children out of…

Right-to-work update: Ten percent of Kentucky counties now providing workers the freedom to choose

Monroe recently became the 12th Kentucky county to pass a local right-to-work law. State Rep. Bart Rowland, R-Tompkinsville, told JPI News that the actions taken by counties “helps legislators realize that local communities want right-to-work and Kentuckians want right-to-work and that it’s not just a Republican issue.” More than 100 votes have now been cast…

Quote of the day: Economic developers ‘significantly hampered’

“We, as economic developers, are asked to do a job, yet we are significantly hampered by Kentucky’s non right-to-work status. We have significant competition already from other Midwestern and Southern states to attract international and domestic manufacturing opportunities. … Estimates from site-selection experts indicate that anywhere from one-third to half of all manufacturing projects do…