Kentucky may rank in the top half of the country overall when it comes to the impact labor unions have
on taxpayers, but it’s mired at the bottom when it comes to policies with the greatest impact on job
creation and economic liberty.
According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s “Big Labor vs. Taxpayers Index,” Kentucky offers no
protection for paycheck protection or secret ballots, or from forced unionism – which a right-to-work
law would solve , card check or Project Labor Agreements. (Speaking of right-to-work laws, the Bowling
Green Daily News continues to promote this sound policy for Kentucky.)
The purpose of the index is to: (a) inform taxpayers concerning those areas where government union
lobbyists have maximum sway over policymakers, and (b) to empower citizens to challenge these
unions’ oversized political clout.
An interactive map is included so you can gather intelligence about government employee union activity
in your state.