Union to reveal “all out” fight against state employee furloughs at Western Kentucky political gathering later today
Legislators at political events to join call for furlough plan’s end
Lexington, Ky. – The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) will hold a news conference today, Friday, August 6, at 3:45 PM at the Kentucky Dam Village Convention Center Pavilion in Gilbertsville to describe its plans to fight Governor Beshear’s furlough order for state workers.
Today the union, which represents nearly 9,000 Kentucky state employees, filed for an injunction to stop the furlough plan.
Area legislators will join the AFSCME Kentucky news conference, which will be held prior to the state Democratic Caucus fundraiser at the Convention Center and one day before the traditional political gathering and activities at Fancy Farm.
In July, Gov. Beshear ordered a six-day state employee furlough plan starting on September 3rd. The governor has said that this will include all state employees regardless of whether they work at 24-hour prison facilities with mandated staffing requirements, are federally funded state workers, or whether they provide vital 24/7 services to protect Kentucky’s families.