Hart County could soon pass local 'right-to-work' law
Seal of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (Source: WAVE 3 News)
MUNFORDVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Hart County could soon join several other Kentucky counties in passing a local law banning mandatory union membership.
The Bowling Green Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2gktObD ) Magistrate Gary Gardner says the court unanimously approved the first reading of the so-called "right-to-work" ordinance Dec. 1. The fiscal court will vote on a second reading Dec. 15.
Kentucky is the only southern state that doesn't have a right-to-work law, which prohibits companies from requiring employees to join a labor union.
In 2014, Warren County became the only local government in the country to pass such a law. Eleven other counties, including Simpson, Butler and Logan soon followed.
Kentucky's Democratic-controlled House of Representatives has blocked a right-to-work law at the state level. But Republicans will have a majority when the legislature convenes in January.
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