Kentucky Labor Institute


The Kentucky Labor Institute (KLI) is a statewide non-profit corporation based in Louisville and founded “to educate workers and the public about the history of working  people’s movements, to assess the current conditions of workers in Kentucky, and to offer recommendations for improving those conditions.” The Board of Directors of the KLI represent a cross-section of union leaders, academics, social justice advocates, and retirees dedicated to correcting the thirty-year assault against collective bargaining rights and the New Deal social contract, a bargain between workers, employers, and government that did so much to establish a healthy middle class and social equity in the United States.

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Who We Are


Director Joe Brennan


WHITE PAPER: “Walmart: Underdeveloping the West End” CLICK HERE.

SUMMARY: “Why Walmart is Wrong for West Louisville” CLICK HERE.