U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is a key player in the National Right to Work debate. And he’s making it a central tenet to his 2014 U.S. Senate race in Kentucky. Kentucky.com explains the issue:
The two leading candidates in next year’s U.S. Senate race in Kentucky displayed marked differences Tuesday on the controversial labor issue of whether workers should be able to opt out of joining unions.
While Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes received an enthusiastic endorsement from the state AFL-CIO at its 30th biennial convention in Louisville, U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell pitched national right-to-work legislation and chided “Big Labor.”
AFL-CIO president Bill Londrigan said the labor group, which has about 220,000 members in Kentucky, backed Grimes because McConnell’s “historical obstructionism must be stopped.”