Kentucky County Approves Right to Work Ordinance
The Simpson County Fiscal Court has sanctioned a Right to Work ordinance for the county.Â Katie Brandenberg has the story on bgdailynews.com.
The Simpson County Fiscal Court this morning unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that would make the county a right-to-work area, making it the third county in Kentucky to approve such an ordinance on first reading.
Fulton County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of a similar measure unanimously on Monday and Warren County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of its right-to-work ordinance last week with a vote of 6-1.
Fulton will consider the final reading of its right-to-work ordinance Dec. 29 and Simpson County will have the second reading of its ordinance Dec. 30.
Magistrate Blake Tarpley, who made the motion to approve the ordinance, said after the meeting that he believes making Simpson County a right-to-work county will be a positive change for the county, which is on the border with Tennessee.
He said he believes the county has lost business opportunities to Tennessee in the past because of the right-to-work issue.
“I just don’t want us to lose those opportunities again,” Tarpley said.
The ordinance forbids any employee covered under the National Labor Relations Act from being required to join a union, or refrain from joining a union as a condition of employment.