The National Corvette Museum hosted a small, but spirited, discussion on the idea of right-to-work in Warren county. Warren encompasses the city of Bowling Green, Kentucky, which is home to 2016 C7 Corvette production.
Supporters and opponents made their arguments surrounding right-to-work, according to WBKO. Warren county became the first county in the nation to go completely right-to-work. Though, it hasn’t been supported by everybody.
“You’re trying to corrode the base of the unions by saying if you don’t have money to operate, maybe you’ll get out of town. When we get out of town, do you think that corvette plant is still going to be running corvettes out that door?” said Eldon Renaud, United Auto Workers.
Supporters were quick to refute the idea with Matt Patterson of the Center for Worker Freedom saying, “Right-to-work is right to choose. It’s the right to choose how you spend your money, to choose which candidates you support with that money and to choose with whom and how you associate.”
The Chamber of Commerce stands behind right-to-work, as it sees the initiative as a positive economic reinforcement to draw new jobs into the region, many like 2016 C7 Corvette production.
Arguments for a complete right-to-work county will be held in federal court in Louisville on August 4th, where a definitive answer will be given as to if Warren county can enact such a law.