Right to Work Legislation Stalls in Frankfort

Feb 13, 2015

Right to Work legislation that passed in the Kentucky Senate failed in a House committee.  
 
After hearing nearly an hour of testimony the House Labor and Industry Committee soundly rejected the bill Thursday.
 
Supporters said it was needed to clear away hurdles for future economic development and job growth.  

Opponents of SB-1 said Right to Work is not a significant issue when companies are looking to invest in Kentucky, the top priority is workforce development.  
 
Opponents also said Right to Work's main goal is to destroy unions which have done much for Kentucky families.  

House Minority Whip, Warren County Representative Jim DeCesare, joined with other Republicans in calling for individual county leaders to continue to act on their own and pass Right to Work laws locally.

Five Kentucky counties have passed local Right to Work laws on first readings including Butler, Logan, Adair, Whitley and Rockcastle. Warren, Simpson, Todd, Fulton, Hardin and Cumberland counties have approved the laws on final votes.

A consortium of local unions has brought a lawsuit against Hardin County after the passed the law last month.