The first hearing of the 2012 Indiana General Assembly on a controversial labor bill will be held Friday. But for the second straight year, the issue has prompted a boycott by Democrats in the Indiana House. Just a few of them showed up in the chamber on Wednesday and most were absent for two more… Continue reading Indiana House Democrats Continue To Stall Over “Right-to-Work”
An Indiana legislative study committee is recommending that the full General Assembly again take up a so-called right-to-work proposal next year. The issue sparked a walkout by House Democrats during the 2011 session. The study panel voted 5-4 along party lines to accept a report that urges passage of right-to-work legislation. The Republican-led proposal would… Continue reading Indiana Lawmakers Likely To Revisit “Right-To-Work”
Several local organizations will participate in a May Day march and rally on Sunday. The march will culminate at the Chow Wagon on Witherspoon Street and feature soapbox speakers as well as entertainers. Kentucky Jobs with Justice representative Attica Scott says this is the latest in a series of local demonstrations against legislation in Wisconsin… Continue reading May Day March Scheduled for Sunday
House Speaker Brian Bosma says Democratic leader Patrick Bauer has told him the boycotting members will not return Friday. Bosma says he will hold off on formall censuring them as he had discussed earlier.
The fines will begin Monday. Such charges have been threatened in previous House walkouts, but have been waived when the minority party returns.
Union officials say they will continue to work through the Governor’s Employee Advisory Council to address furloughs and other workplace issues of importance to state employees.
The Louisville firefighters union and the local Fraternal Order of Police have endorsed opposing candidates in the Louisville mayor’s race.
The firefighters are supporting Democrat Greg Fischer. The police, however, favor Republican Hal Heiner.
Louisville Metro Government will pay back some two thousand city employees for furlough days taken in the last two years.
Two unions, the Teamsters and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees are taking legal action against Louisville Metro Government over last year’s four unpaid furlough days for all non-emergency metro employees.
General Electric is asking union workers at its Appliance Park plant in Louisville to agree to a wage freeze in exchange for job security and other benefits.
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson has been meeting with city employee unions to find ways to cut costs for the next Metro Government budget.