You’re at the bargaining table.
The lead management negotiator slides over a piece of paper. “You're going to love what I'm proposing," the guy says.
Not surprisingly, Donald Trump trashed the North American Free Trade Agreement and outsourcing in his Hoosier primary victory speech, which was typically long on style and short on substance. “We’re going to bring back our jobs and we’re going to keep our jobs,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee bloviated. "We’re not going to let companies leave.”
Think voting really doesn’t matter? Talk to a pair of Kentucky labor leaders, and they'll tell you otherwise.
Federal District Judge David Hale’s decision striking down Hardin County's “right to work” ordinance was a victory for Kentucky’s working families, said Bill Londrigan, president of the Kentucky State AFL-CIO.
Click here to see an Animoto of Paducah's 40th annual Labor Day parade. DeLane Adams, the AFL-CIO's Southern Region field communications director, produced the slide show. Berry Craig, Kentucky State AFL-CIO webmaster-editor, took the photos.
When Merryman Kemp sought to purchase property on which to start a new domestic crisis center in Paducah, Ky., she called a union plumber.
The union-busters would have us believe that a “right to work” tide is sweeping the country.
A trickle is more like it. But you wouldn't know that from the media.
Union-busters bragged that "right to work" ordinances would be on the books in 30 of Kentucky’s 120 counties by Jan. 31.
“They have fallen well short of their goal,” says Bill Londrigan, president of the Kentucky State AFL-CIO.
One of the newest tactics pushed by anti-working family extremists is to attempt to pass "right to work" laws at the local government level, and Kentucky is one of the first battlegrounds for this new approach to attacking workers. Several counties have passed such ordinances even though the out-of-state interests behind the efforts can't get such laws passed at the state level. But Hardin County's working families aren't taking the attacks without fighting back, and are taking the recently passed law in Hardin County to court, arguing that it is illegal.