To all Affiliates:
I want to thank every member who took the time to attend the Committee meeting yesterday, made phone calls and sent e-mails. The attempted elimination of Prevailing Wage was defeated by a vote of 14 – 1. Dr. Peter Philips did an outstanding job explaining the value the skilled trades men and women provide to the Commonwealth. The expert testimony of Dr. Philips proves that there is no additional cost to Kentucky when Prevailing Wage is applied to schools. The 5-page testimony by Dr. Philips that was provided to the Legislators yesterday is attached.
The commitments our Local Unions and apprenticeship programs make to train a workforce, offsets any so-called savings by a race to the bottom. Research proves that the dedication and skill of our members is a greater value to Kentucky and the State Representatives listed below agree. Please take a minute on click on the name and send a thank-you to of each of 14 Legislators who stood up for Kentucky’s Building Trades members yesterday. Don’t forget to thank Speaker Pro-Tem Larry Clark, Clark, Larry who continues to be a champion of our cause.
The large crowd of Union Members required two overflow rooms at the Capitol and I didn’t get a chance to see everyone attending, but I sincerely want to thank the Business Managers and Business Agents whose leadership was critical in this victory.
Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council
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ALSO A LIST OF OTHER CLASSES OFFERED.