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Bevin, GOP lawmakers push anti-union bills as angry workers chant in hallways
Lexington Herald Leader ^ | JANUARY 4, 2017 | DANIEL DESROCHERS

Posted on 01/04/2017 7:59:48 PM PST by Republican Wildcat

FRANKFORT Angry union workers packed the hallways of Kentucky’s Capitol Annex on Wednesday as Republican lawmakers pushed ahead with bills that would ban mandatory union dues and repeal a law that requires regional prevailing wages for workers on public construction projects.

The chants of union workers were little deterrent to Gov. Matt Bevin and his GOP colleagues in the Kentucky House and Senate, who have made approving the bills their top priority of the 2017 General Assembly.

Shouts and banging could be heard from the hallway, but the meeting room itself was packed with supporters as the House Committee on Economic Development and Workforce Investment passed House Bill 1, which would allow workers to avoid paying union dues even if they work under a union-negotiated contract, and House Bill 3, which would repeal the prevailing wage law.

Members of Americans for Prosperity in Kentucky, a conservative political advocacy group, had gathered for a breakfast of Chick-fil-A in the committee room, ensuring every seat was filled by the time workers opposed to the bill arrived.

The bills are expected to get a vote on the House floor Thursday.

(Excerpt) Read more at kentucky.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: bevin; kentucky; righttowork; unionmembers; unions
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1 posted on 01/04/2017 7:59:48 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

Go Bevin!


2 posted on 01/04/2017 8:01:26 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I can honestly say that I have never “chanted”.


3 posted on 01/04/2017 8:01:53 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Republican Wildcat
Angry union workers...

Shouldn't that be: Angry union "workers"...?

4 posted on 01/04/2017 8:05:17 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free)
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To: FreedomPoster

It’s a new day in Kentucky.


5 posted on 01/04/2017 8:07:50 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Exactly. Remember Moose and Rocco from Caddyshack?


6 posted on 01/04/2017 8:13:59 PM PST by delete306
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

‘Lock her up’ was an awesome chant at our Trump rally!


7 posted on 01/04/2017 8:15:46 PM PST by akalinin (www.sterlingheightsreport.com)
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To: Republican Wildcat
Shouts and banging could be heard from the hallway

The SEIU....(Purple People Beaters)

8 posted on 01/04/2017 8:17:44 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free)
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To: delete306
Moose and Rocco help Judge Smails find his checkbook
9 posted on 01/04/2017 8:18:44 PM PST by akalinin (www.sterlingheightsreport.com)
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To: akalinin

That was a mantra.

Not a chant.

;-)


10 posted on 01/04/2017 8:38:31 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

“It’s a new day in Kentucky.”

But it would be a better day if you guys had “offed” The Turtle!


11 posted on 01/04/2017 9:14:45 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Republican Wildcat
Cool!! 😀👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
12 posted on 01/04/2017 9:55:04 PM PST by 4Liberty (DEMOCRATS- Exporting Jobs, Importing Votes.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

This happened 2 years ago in WV with prevailing wage and right to work. It became law and the dems ran against it this last election. They failed miserably.


13 posted on 01/04/2017 10:10:08 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

Similar situations, West VA. finally had a Republican house and senate for the first time in 81 years.


14 posted on 01/04/2017 11:21:32 PM PST by WVNan
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
I can honestly say that I have never “chanted”.

I have. We were protesting a liberal rep here in CT. Every time someone would come out I would start, "How did he buy your vote!?!?"

The looks on their faces were telling.

15 posted on 01/05/2017 2:46:54 AM PST by raybbr (That progressive bumper sticker on your car might just as well say, "Yes, I'm THAT stupid!")
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I think there is a bigger chance of violence from union goons than there is just about from any other group. I’ve seen these guys in action. They are filled with hate.


16 posted on 01/05/2017 2:48:00 AM PST by raybbr (That progressive bumper sticker on your car might just as well say, "Yes, I'm THAT stupid!")
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They are filled with hate.

Yes, and they hate the taxpayers (they should love us)

One word for the President and Republican governors:

DECERTIFY

(It's only the fair thing to do for us)

17 posted on 01/05/2017 5:23:33 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Hopefully this will pass and Kentucky can finally start to compete for new companies building in our state.

The next efforts of Bevin and the Republican legislature should do is tax reform and auto insurance reform. Kentucky is the Taxachussetts of the south.

People living on the border of other states especially TN will give a TN address and tag their vehicles in TN. In Kentucky you get a yearly property tax bill on your vehicle. When you buy your vehicle you pay taxes on the full sticker price not on the actual price negotiated, then comes the yearly greetings based on the blue book value.

In TN depending on the county you tag your car you get a flat $50 bill and the morons in Frankfort just can’t figure out why people would want to tag their cars in TN. I had an 06 Grand Marquis and for three years in a row the state said my car went UP in value! I called and asked if they were serious, how does a Grand Marquis appreciate in value? They blathered around about blue book and essentially said screw you pay it or else.


18 posted on 01/05/2017 11:14:16 AM PST by sarge83
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To: Republican Wildcat

Right-to-work legislation?


19 posted on 01/05/2017 12:44:22 PM PST by wastedyears (all the snowflake tears can create a new ocean)
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To: Republican Wildcat; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican

Already the best Governor in state history, no? I’m pleased to have been mistaken about him.


20 posted on 01/05/2017 2:39:26 PM PST by Impy (Toni Preckwinkle for Ambassador to the Sun)
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