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Unions Win Challenge To Ky. County's Right-To-Work Law

Law360, New York (February 4, 2016, 4:36 PM EST) -- A Kentucky federal judge on Wednesday ruled that the National Labor Relations Act forbids counties and local governments from regulating union agreements, upholding a challenge by several unions to a Kentucky county’s right-to-work ordinance that bans requiring workers to pay union dues or fees. 

U.S. District Judge David J. Hale granted a summary judgment request by the United Auto Workers, two United Food and Commercial Workers locals, and other unions who sued Hardin County seeking to nix several provisions of the county’s Ordinance 300.

In siding with the unions, Judge Hale ruled that the NLRA preempts the ordinance’s right-to-work provision as...

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January 14, 2015

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