From The Wall Street Journal: Kentucky Strikes a Blow for Organized Labor

Kentucky's union members reflect the timeless wisdom of our state motto "United We Stand Divided We fall."

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Wall Street Journal published this letter-to-the-editor from Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan on Sept. 9.   

In your Aug. 9 editorial “The Right-to-Work Rout” you claim that: “Given the choice, after right-to-work passed, some 16,000 Kentucky workers decided union representation wasn’t worth the cost, opting out of membership.”

This claim is simply is misleading. Historically, decreases in union membership have been attributed to a variety of factors, including plant closures and layoffs at private-sector unionized employers, decreases in public-sector unionized employment and spending in the construction sector.

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