Local Right To Work Wins in Court
Today the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today reversed an earlier ruling by the U.S. District Court in Louisville striking down Hardin County’s local right to work ordinance.
Hardin County was one of 12 counties to pass local right-to-work ordinances. Warren County became the first county in Kentucky and the nation to pass the ordinance in December 2014.
“What a great day for local control. This ruling goes to show local governments are creations of the state and have been given certain responsibilities. In the case Hardin County and other counties in the commonwealth they were exercising their powers over economic development.” said Jon Russell, National Director of the American City County Exchange.
Right-to-work policies allow individuals to choose not to pay union dues without threats of losing their jobs.