Kentucky Case Could Sink Local Right-To-Work Expansion

Law360, New York (May 4, 2015, 6:35 PM EDT) -- A pending legal challenge to a Kentucky county ordinance that bans requiring workers to pay union dues or fees is asking a Louisville federal court to decide whether states' political subdivisions can enact right-to-work measures and issue a ruling that could stifle efforts to expand the right-to-work footprint where statewide support can't be found.

The United Auto Workers and others filed suit in January on the heels of Hardin County, Kentucky, enacting Ordinance 300, which the union-plaintiffs and the National Labor Relations Board — which has lodged an amicus brief — say is preempted by the National Labor Relations Act.   ...

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