right to work http://wfpl.org en Right to Work Legislation Introduced in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/right-work-legislation-introduced-kentucky <p>The Kentucky House’s top-ranking Republican has introduced a right-to-work bill in his chamber.</p><p>Under the measure, workers would not be required to pay union dues as a condition of employment. House GOP Floor Leader Jeff Hoover says such a law would create jobs.</p><p>“You talk to economic development directors around the state, the biggest obstacle they have in attracting new business and new jobs to Kentucky is the fact that we do not have right-to-work,” Hoover said. “And it puts Kentucky at a competitive disadvantage in trying to locate new businesses to the state.”</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:12:23 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8767 at http://wfpl.org Right to Work Legislation Introduced in Kentucky With Labor Support, Grimes Knocks McConnell's Right to Work Measure http://wfpl.org/post/labor-support-grimes-knocks-mcconnells-right-work-measure <p>Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has received a major labor endorsement ahead of next year's election.</p><p>The AFL-CIO of Kentucky announced before a packed house of union members in Louisville that it is formally backing Grimes in the 2014 race, citing her commitment to workers and their families.</p><p>"Labor has literally lifted millions out of poverty and it is labor that is the way we're going to continue to grow the middle-class of this state," says Grimes.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:15:57 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7447 at http://wfpl.org With Labor Support, Grimes Knocks McConnell's Right to Work Measure Judge Rules Indiana's Right-to-Work Law Unconstitutional http://wfpl.org/post/judge-rules-indianas-right-work-law-unconstitutional <p>INDIANAPOLIS — A Lake County judge has determined Indiana's <a href="/post/judge-dismisses-right-work-suit-appeal-considered">right-to-work law</a> violates a provision in the state constitution barring the delivery of services "without just compensation."</p><p>Lake Superior Court Judge John Sedia found that the law wrongly requires unions to represent workers who do not pay dues. Indiana became the 23rd state in the nation to ban the collection of mandatory fees for representation from unions.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 22:36:25 +0000 Associated Press 6774 at http://wfpl.org Judge Rules Indiana's Right-to-Work Law Unconstitutional Kentucky Chamber Supports Right to Work Legislation http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-chamber-supports-right-work-legislation <p>The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is taking a firmer stand on conservative issues.</p><p>Republican legislators have criticized the chamber in the past for supporting Democratic-led proposals like expanded gambling and a higher dropout age while staying quiet on so-called right to work and prevailing wage laws.</p><p>But in <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/100352616/Jobs-Report">the chamber&#39;s latest annual report</a>, right to work and other conservative issues are more prominent.</p><p>Such legislation has caused lengthy political battles in other states, recently in Indiana.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 21:00:11 +0000 Kenny Colston 1042 at http://wfpl.org After Indiana Success, Supporters Hope to Pass "Right to Work" Law in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/after-indiana-success-supporters-hope-pass-right-work-law-kentucky <p>Groups that support so-called right to work laws are looking to pass such a measure in Kentucky.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:53:49 +0000 Kenny Colston 569 at http://wfpl.org