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…

Companies want to create products in a right-to-work world

Legally challenging the validity of local right-to-work laws passed by Kentucky counties seems the only viable option for labor-union officials concerned about losing money and members if individual workers gain the freedom to say “no” to union dues without losing their jobs. Like their collective-bargaining agreements, several unions bundled their anger together and filed a…

Right-to-work update: 10 percent of Ky counties pass at least first readings of ordinances; site selectors reach out to Warren County

So far, 10 percent of Kentucky’s counties have held at least a first reading on a local right-to-work ordinance. Six counties have passed final readings and are beginning to reap the benefits that having a right-to-work policy brings, including being contacted by site selectors concerning company expansions and re-locations. Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce…

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,…