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Conservative group gives $50,000 for legal defense for right-to-work

July 07, 2015 | | Comments 0

By Jack Brammer
jbrammer@herald-leader.com

FRANKFORT –Americans for Prosperity, a conservative political advocacy group initially funded by philanthropist brothers David and Charles Koch, is giving a $50,000 grant to ProtectMyPayCheck.Org to assist in legal fees of Kentucky fiscal courts facing lawsuits by unions for passing right-to-work ordinances.

“Our chapter has committed significant resources to ensure that Kentuckians have choice in the workplace, we believe we should also support the local governments that are standing up for worker freedom and creating a more prosperous Kentucky by passing right-to-work ordinances,” Julia Crigler, state director of Americans for Prosperity, said in a release.
The grant comes after 12 counties passed local right-to-work ordinances and have been sued by the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America and other unions.

“Americans for Prosperity has been instrumental in connecting Kentuckians to policymakers on the need for worker freedom; we appreciate their gift to aid the defense of these counties who protect the rights of working families, allowing them to keep hundreds of dollars a year they are now forced to pay to just keep their jobs,” said Brent Yessin, executive director of ProtectMyPayCheck.org.

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