Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Federal court tosses county right-to-scab laws

This is a victory for freedom and working people.

Not long ago, 12 counties in Kentucky (including Boone County) passed their own so-called "right-to-work" law, which was designed to cheat workers and make union organizing a thoughtcrime. Today, a federal court ruled that counties can't pass such a law.

The grounds for this case though is that federal law references states - not counties. The ruling itself doesn't invalidate state right-to-scab laws - though those laws too are in fact an unconstitutional impairment of contracts. It's time for smart lawyers to start arguing against work-for-less laws on those grounds.

But the "right-to-work" Gestapo is as wasteful as the day is long, so you can bet your bizcream they'll appeal today's ruling.