Kentucky lawmakers pass ‘right-to-work’ legislation

January 8, 2017

Republican lawmakers in Kentucky passed a bill on Saturday making it the 27th U.S. state to allow workers the right to work in union-represented shops and receive union-negotiated benefits without paying dues to the representing body.

Republican lawmakers in a handful of states have passed similar so called “right-to-work” and anti-union laws in recent years. Supporters say the measures spur economic growth while opponents cast the laws as assaults on organized labor and blue-collar workers that limit union revenues.

The effort to pass the legislation in Kentucky came two months after Republicans won control of the state’s General Assembly for the first time since 1921. Republicans now control both chambers in the state’s legislature and the governor’s office.

12 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • justinwachin says:

    Unions have themselves to blame. Over the years they have become nothing more than Democrat Party operations. People should not be forced to give a kickback to Democrat candidates in order to keep their job.

    America’s labor unions only care about workers to the extent that their dues give union leadership money for high salaries and to buy influence. I’m glad that Kentucky has taken this step into the 21st century. I can’t see any benefit to being part of a labor union. Thanks, Gov. Bevin!

  • Rodney Steward says:

    Unions are no longer needed and are no different than the drug cartels and controlled by the Dem party and real sure they’ve had their hand in the looting and burning of the black communities!

    1. The Redhawk says:

      Look what they gave us….failed auto industry ( until bailed out by Tax payers) Failed Public Education..failed Accountability in GOV Work force, a Stronger Airbus plane competition vs US manufacturers, Jobs Export, oh I could go on……

      1. Rodney Steward says:

        Well you nailed it my friend, 100%!!!!!

        1. The Redhawk says:

          nOw if ONLY McConnel, Ryan, and Trump GET IT DONE ….We’ll be Good for Generations!

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            You’re right, “IF” !!

          2. The Redhawk says:

            ” IF” the Majic Word

  • Ted Crawford says:

    As a 44 year member of the I.B.E.W., I’m the first to say that Unions, at least two decades ago, lost their way! While the …leaders(?) like Neanderthal Boy Trumka, drank, danced and became wealthy, sucking at the trough of the Democrat Party, we increasingly struggled to make our living. They forgot, their responsibility was to their members, NOT the Democrat slugs! They tied their and sadly our fate, to that of the Progressives, now we will all suffer the same fate!

  • Jean Langford M. says:

    GOOD NEWS !!!

  • Stephen Lind says:

    Another smart state !!

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    2. The Redhawk says:

      NOW if ONLY the GOP Senate and House Majorities take a similat HINT of What to do….

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