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King Unveils Ten-Point Labor Plan

by Gabe Bullard on January 20, 2010

Democratic mayoral candidate Jim King says he has a plan for improving Metro Government’s image in the labor market.

King Wednesday unveiled a ten-point plan that he says will help working families. With Metro Government having recently faced court battles with police and fire unions, King says a cornerstone of his plan is to negotiate with unions and keep labor disputes out of court.

“Louisville has gained some notoriety with employers outside of Louisville as being a town that has a labor culture that requires litigation as opposed to negotiation,” he says.

King says he will also continue several causes he championed in the Metro Council, including prevailing wage laws and requirements for hiring local and minority workers for publicly-funded projects.

The Abramson administration did recently settle out-of-court in a pay dispute with two city employee unions.

Several other points of the plan are extensions of ordinances King sponsored in the Metro Council, including standards for wages and requirements for hiring local and minority workers for publicly-funded projects.

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Council Members Balance Campaigns, Legislation

by Gabe Bullard December 17, 2009

Three members of the Louisville Metro Council—Democrats David Tandy and Jim King and Republican Hal Heiner—are seeking their party’s nomination in next year’s race for mayor.

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Committee Considers Term Limits, Contractor Spending

by Gabe Bullard November 4, 2009

The Louisville Metro Council’s Accountability and Oversight Committee has begun discussing a proposal for mayoral term limits.

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Thieneman Enters Mayor's Race

by Gabe Bullard September 8, 2009

Louisville developer Chris Thieneman has become the first Republican to announce his candidacy in the mayor’s race.

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Council Passes Budget, Touts Teamwork

by Gabe Bullard June 25, 2009

Louisville Metro Council members are touting their unprecedented teamwork in passing a budget for the next fiscal year.

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Mayor Meets With King On Budget Changes

by Gabe Bullard June 24, 2009

The Louisville Metro Council will vote on a final budget for the next fiscal year Thursday.

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Council Unanimously Elects Tandy President

by Gabe Bullard January 8, 2009

The Louisville Metro Council unanimously chose 4th District Democrat David Tandy as its new president Thursday.

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