Most companies looking to invest their dollars in new production facilities simply aren’t willing to risk the inefficiencies and disruption caused by forced unionism, and so they build in Right-to-Work states.
Kentucky, says Craig Bouchard, CEO of Braidy Industries, wasn’t even on the company’s list of possible destinations until it enacted a Right-to-Work law last year. Since then Braidy has begun construction on a $1.5 billion mill that will employ 600 people producing aluminum for the aerospace, defense, and automotive industries.
The National Right to Work Committee, which pushed for the law’s enactment, explains the effect of the Right to Work law in Kentucky here:
National Right to Work Committee Vice President John Kalb said the fact that the Braidy rolling mill is being built in Greenup County is just one of many pieces of evidence that Kentucky’s grass-roots foes of forced unionism were right all along.
“Right to Work supporters played a key role three years ago in helping then-gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin [R], who had pledged to make unionism voluntary, secure the Kentucky governorship by a decisive 85,000-vote margin,” recalled Mr. Kalb.
“And after Big Labor House Speaker Greg Stumbo [D-Prestonburg] thwarted Mr. Bevin’s efforts to end Kentucky’s status as a forced-unionism state in 2016, these same grass-roots citizens ousted Mr. Stumbo from office and reduced overall House Right to Work opposition from an estimated 60-40 majority to a 58-39 minority.
“Throughout the multiyear campaign to revoke Kentucky union officials’ forced-dues and forced-fee privileges, the National Committee and its members gave encouragement and counsel to the state’s freedom-loving citizens.”
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