Workers' Rights Task Force

rally-4.jpegPlease join us for our next task force meeting:

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Place: Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, 1640 Lyndon Farm Court, #100
Louisville, Kentucky 40223

To sign up for this event, please email Miranda Brown at mirandabrown@kyequaljustice.org.

Agenda

May 16, 2017


11:00 Welcome and Introductions

11:15 Meeting Announcements and Updates

We’ll get updates on advocacy campaigns, events/meetings/conferences, and more from our partner organizations.

11:30 Legislative Update

Was this really the “short session”? The 2017 General Assembly was unlike any other 30 day session with bills passing left and right (well, really just right). We will use this session to de-brief on navigating the “new majority,” what passed and what did not, and what may be ahead.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this discussion. To kick us off, we’ll hear from:

  • Bill Londrigan on Right to Work, prevailing wage, workers comp
  • Kate Miller on SB 120 and Pregnant Workers Act
  • Jerald Adkins on wage and hour including SB 237 and local minimum wage
  • Steve Sanders on mine safety and black lung

If time permits, we may also discuss federal updates.

12:15 Lunch is Served!

We will continue our discussion as part of our working lunch.

12:30 From Capitol Avenue to Circuit Court

Some legislation that passed during the legislative session is already being challenged in the courts. In this new era of Kentucky politics, are the courts becoming a better advocacy tool? We will discuss and brainstorm constitutional and other challenges that can be made to anti-worker legislation that has recently passed or may reappear soon.


1:15 Tax and Pension Reform: The Next Worker Battle

  • Sarah Zeller, Kentucky Center for Economic Policy
  • Tyler Offerman, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

Rumors are spreading rapidly about a special legislative session on tax and pension reform this year. Although little is known about the Governor’s tax plan, there may not be much time to formulate an advocacy strategy once the plan becomes public. We will use this time to have a general discussion about tax reform options and how those could affect low to middle income workers.


1:50 Going Forward: We will discuss dates, times and topics for our next meeting.

2:00 Adjourn