Letter to the editor

Posted March 26, 2014 at 2:01 pm

To the Editor,

In Frankfort there’s a dog and pony show being put on to try to convince people that right-to-work will actually help Kentucky workers. In reality they are designed for one reason: to give more money and power to big corporations at the expense of Kentucky’s working families.

Right-to-work is unfair. It means that workers do not have to pay dues to keep the benefits of a union-negotiated contract in their workplace. Due to federal laws, the union cannot choose to exclude these individuals like other member organizations could. The real problem comes at negotiation times when with less membership the union is weaker. Which is a huge benefit for the companies and results in lower wages for working people.

Whether or not workers pay union dues, they enjoy the same wage

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