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5:12 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Right to Work Legislation Introduced in Kentucky

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The Kentucky House’s top-ranking Republican has introduced a right-to-work bill in his chamber.

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.

“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.”

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2:15 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

With Labor Support, Grimes Knocks McConnell's Right to Work Measure

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has received a major labor endorsement ahead of next year's election.

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.

"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.

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6:36 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Judge Rules Indiana's Right-to-Work Law Unconstitutional

INDIANAPOLIS — A Lake County judge has determined Indiana's right-to-work law violates a provision in the state constitution barring the delivery of services "without just compensation."

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.

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5:00 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Kentucky Chamber Supports Right to Work Legislation

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is taking a firmer stand on conservative issues.

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.

But in the chamber's latest annual report, right to work and other conservative issues are more prominent.

Such legislation has caused lengthy political battles in other states, recently in Indiana.

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10:53 am
Thu June 7, 2012

After Indiana Success, Supporters Hope to Pass "Right to Work" Law in Kentucky

Groups that support so-called right to work laws are looking to pass such a measure in Kentucky.

Right to work laws prohibit the mandatory payment of union dues. Indiana passed such a law last year, and some of the same groups that lobbied for it are now focusing on the commonwealth.  

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