An ordinance supported by the majority of Louisville Metro Council Democrats would exempt the cost of contracts between public workers and Metro Government from being subject to mandatory reports. Seven years ago, the council passed legislation requiring the submission of a financial impact statement with any ordinance or resolution that spends taxpayer dollars. The original… Continue reading Council Democrats Support Exempting Union Contracts from Financial Disclosure Law
Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson is working with his colleagues to change a resolution supporting the rights of all union employees. The south Louisville lawmaker originally drafted the non-binding measure. It calls for an end to the “war on workers” across the country. The resolution was a response to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who proposed… Continue reading Johnson to Amend ‘War on Workers’ Resolution
The “Block Party” is part of a national day of solidarity for public workers and coincides with the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s assassination. He was gunned down in 1968 in Memphis, where he had gone to support striking sanitation workers.
“The people of the state of Indiana cannot wait for the immovable force to meet the unstoppable object. We have a job to do here and that is to negotiate and to determine the issues that are important to the voters that put us here,” said Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville)
Democratic Leader Patrick Bauer and House Speaker Brian Bosma both signaled a willingness Monday to negotiate, but no talks were scheduled. Dozens of House Democrats remain sequestered in an Illinois hotel.