Right to Work Laws: Legislative Background
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Kentucky Says "NO" to "RTW" !

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- March 13, 2014 - House Labor and Industry Committee Video !

We want to give a special thank you to our friends on the Committee who stood with Kentucky working families: Representative Rick Nelson (Democrat)Representative Jeff Donohue (Democrat) Representative C.B. Embry (Republican)Representative Joni Jenkins (Democrat) Representative Charlie Miller (Democrat) Representative Denver “Denny” Butler (Democrat) Representative Will Coursey (Democrat) Representative Jeff Greer (Democrat) Representative Richard Henderson (Democrat) Representative Dennis Hollander (Democrat) Representative Mary Lou Marzian (Democrat) Representative Terry Mills (Democrat) Representative Tanya Pullin (Democrat) Representative Tom Riner (Democrat) Representative Jim Stewart (Republican) Representative Brent Yonts (Democrat)
Finally it is Said !!! What WE gave to Save an American Icon and Industry !!!
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By joining together, working women and men gain strength in numbers so they can have a voice at work about what they care about. They negotiate a contract with their employer for things like a fair and safe workplace, better wages, a secure retirement and family-friendly policies such as paid sick leave and scheduling hours. They have a voice in how their jobs get done, creating a more stable, productive workforce that provides better services and products. Always adapting to the challenges of our nation’s evolving workforce, unions are meeting the needs of workers in today’s flexible and nontraditional work environments. Because no matter what type of job workers are in, by building power in unions, they can speak out for fairness for all working people in their communities and create better standards and a strong middle class across the country.

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The right-to-work slogan originates from a the US Supreme Court ruling Dent v. West Virginia stating that Americans had a fundamental right to pursue an occupation of their choice. The Supreme Court forbid state legislatures from depriving or regulating people's particular occupation. Later, a newspaper editor from Texas named William B. Ruggles who was anti-union reinterpreted the term to mean the right to work in a unionized business without paying dues. (Ruggles has since become something of a folk hero for the right-to-work movement. There's even a scholarship named after him at the anti-union National Institute for Labor Relations Research.)

 

. . . we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right to work.’ It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights.
Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining by which unions have improved wages and working conditions of everyone…Wherever these laws have been passed, wages are lower, job opportunities are fewer and there are no civil rights. We do not intend to let them do this to us. We demand this fraud be stopped. Our weapon is our vote. —Martin Luther King, speaking about right-to-work laws in 1961

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