Right-to-Work Debate Stirs Up Kentucky Governor's Race

Posted by Matt Patterson on Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 11:28 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

Monday, May 18th

Local right-to-work ordinances passed by 12 Kentucky counties this year have stirred debate among candidates for Governor on both sides of the aisle.

On Tuesday, May 19th, Republicans will choose their gubernatorial candidate in a primary election. Republican candidates Matt Bevin, James Comer, Jr., and Hal Heiner have voiced their support for right-to-work.

Meanwhile, the Democratic contender, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, opposes local right-to-work, publically endorsing Big Labor’s legal challenges to counties who have passed such ordinances.

Writing for the Bowling Green Daily News on Sunday, the Center for Worker Freedom’s Margaret Mire notes the reason why:

“Union bosses are now infuriated that they will have to actually earn their keep…[and] union bosses are notorious Democrat puppet masters. [Jack] Conway’s campaign website boasts of his Big Labor supporters, listing ties to Teamsters, Service Employees International Union, United Auto Workers…and several others.”

Mire notes that a vote for Jack Conway would be a vote for “union bosses – …bureaucrats who take money from Kentucky workers and use it to fund Left-wing politicians.”

To help promote local right-to-work and to educate workers and business leaders about its importance, the Center for Worker Freedom will be hosting a town hall meeting and Q&A in Bowling Green the night before the Republican Primary.

WHAT: Local-right-to-work town hall meeting

WHO: Workers, business owners, managers and Kentuckians interested in learning about a way to boost the economy and expand worker freedom

WHEN: Monday, May 18th from 6:00-7:30 PM CST

WHERE: Corvette Museum, 350 Corvette Dr, Bowling Green, KY 42101 

WHY: So workers and community leaders can have an informed discussion about the benefits or right-to-work



Margaret Mire



Photo Credit: John Norman McDonald