Kentucky State AFL-CIO

 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

This old reporter never gambles on politics. If I did, I’d go broke.

Dear Mr. Trump, 12 years ago, you crossed the IATSE picket line of "The Apprentice," where crew members of your reality TV show were speaking up together to get paid fairly for the work they did on your show.

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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The Louisville Courier-Journal’s Tom Loftus recently cited 12 “examples of bills that have easily passed the Republican Senate in the last two years but died in the Democratic House.”

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

State Rep. Jeff Taylor, D-Hopkinsville, went to his first Labor-Management Conference expecting Republican Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton, the keynote speaker, to urge “labor, management and state government to come together for the good of Kentucky.”

Instead, she insulted unions, according to the first-term lawmaker.

One night at his UPS job, Tefere Gebre's co-worker handed him some union material. 

“He told me that I’d get health care and vacation and other benefits by filling it out. I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I thought, ‘Hmm. Everyone should have that.’”

Tefere, the executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been a proud union member for most of his life, valuing the freedom of people to come together in union.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Count Jim Gray among backers of the Miners Protection Act of 2015.

“In fact, I have encouraged—I’ve called on—Sen. [Rand] Paul to do the right thing and support this act,” said Gray, Lexington’s mayor and Paul’s Democratic opponent in the Nov. 8 election.

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