Simpson Co. Judge Exec. Explains Non-Partisan Adoption of Right-to-Work in His County

Right-to-Work is a hot topic in Frankfort with those who understand that Kentucky’s lack of such legislation is hurting our state’s ability to attract new business. But, Right-to-Work is an even hotter topic in various counties around Kentucky, which is where the business rubber actually meets the road. Hear Simpson County Judge Executive Jim Henderson…

Lawsuit filed against county’s authority to enact right-to-work law

Here is information about a lawsuit filed recently by several labor unions against the Hardin County Fiscal Court, which recently became the fifth county in the country and commonwealth to pass a right-to-work ordinance. The Bluegrass Institute is collaborating with Protect My Check, Inc. to protect Kentucky workers and ignite our commonwealth’s economy.  January 15,…

Right-to-work rolls through Kentucky counties: Hardin County votes 8-1 against forced unionism; Cumberland, Pulaski next?

After right-to-work supporters were deemed everything from “racists” to “corporatists” to “union busters,” the Hardin County Fiscal Court voted 8-1 on Tuesday to pass the final reading of a right-to-work ordinance first approved on Dec. 23. The vote means Hardin County joins Warren, Simpson, Fulton and Todd as Kentucky’s right-to-work counties. Cumberland County Fiscal Court,…

Fulton County ignores union threats, Frankfort’s political squabbles and passes right-to-work

The Fulton County Fiscal Court on Dec. 30 unanimously passed Kentucky’s third local right-to-work ordinance. Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters and outgoing Fulton Co. Judge-Executive David Gallagher (right) encouraged magistrates to ignore threats by union lawyers and bosses as well as the political squabbles of anti-right-to-work politicians in Frankfort and the false claims of Big…

Quote of the day: Right-to-work fits

“Right-to-work fits the ‘County Home Rule’ like the Wildcats fit in Rupp Arena. It protects workers from losing their jobs for refusing to become members of labor unions or pay dues while also serving as a county’s very own ‘open for business’ sign in a state that’s generally not.” –Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters in the…

Attaching a COLA to a minimum-wage increase allows Louisville politicians to avoid accountability for future hikes

(Note: This release contains a corrected phone number from today’s email version.) (LOUISVILLE, Ky) – Instead of considering policies that would make Kentucky’s largest city a mecca of economic growth, a majority of Louisville Metro Council members are resorting to a policy that would raise the minimum wage and harm the very people they intend to…