Tuesday, September 9, 2014

KY Repugs Seek Local Right-to-Slave-Labor Laws

Because when it comes to fucking over workers, repugs can never get enough.

Jack Brammer at the Herald:

Senate President Robert Stivers asked for an attorney general's opinion Monday on whether Kentucky counties can adopt so-called "right-to-work" provisions, which let employees work in unionized businesses without joining the union or paying dues.

Stivers, a Republican from Manchester, said in a news release that he was seeking the opinion from Attorney General Jack Conway because Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell recently opined that the Louisville Metro Government has the authority to require a higher minimum wage than the minimum established by federal or state law.

"Using Mr. O'Connell's analysis, a county should also be able to establish itself as a right-to-work county," said Stivers.
Using Mr. Stiver's analysis, employers should be allowed to pay their workers nothing at all.

The fact is that right-to-work-for-less laws cost states millions of dollars in excess social services to support workers who aren't get paid enough to live on.

But repugs have a solution for that, too: eliminate all government help, including unemployment insurance, food stamps, AND Social Security, then the new Lords and Serfs economy won't cost anything at all.

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