Kentucky became the 27th right-to-work state on Saturday. The legislation was passed by the Republican majority in the legislature, with no Democratic support. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin signed the bill on Saturday, and he’s even made a video:
(What’ll they think of next?)
“Right to work” means that an individual cannot be required to join a union or pay union dues as a condition of employment.
The legislature also voted to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law, which required wages for construction workers on public projects to be based on a community survey. The surveys normally resulted in union-scale wages. Gov. Bevin is expected to sign the repeal legislation imminently.