Moments ago District Court Judge David J. Hale issued his ruling in the lawsuit against Hardin County for passing a county-wide version of “Right-to-Work”.
Several unions, including Teamsters Local 89, jointly filed this lawsuit due to the fact that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)clearly explains that only states and territories are permitted to pass such laws.
It has always been Teamsters Local 89’s position that Hardin County, and the eleven other counties that passed county-wide “Right-to-Work” legislation, were in violation of of the Federal NLRA and did not have the legal right to enact such laws.
After months of deliberation and countless arguments from both sides, Judge David Hale has at last agreed that these laws are in violation of the NLRA, and were illegally passed!
This is a great victory for working people and organized labor in Kentucky, as outside interests, corporations, and billionaires poured endless amounts of their resources into this attempt to spread “Right-to-Work” to Kentucky.
Special thanks to Teamsters 89 General Counsel Robert Colone, who was instrumental in the Teamsters argument against this anti-worker law, and thank you to Judge Hale for issuing this clear and unwavering decision!