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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Doug Lowry says if you pack a union card, overcoming Kentucky’s new “right to work” law boils down to the basics.

By ANNA BAUMANN

The 2017 General Assembly has ended, but the full impact on workers of several harmful bills passed during the session will play out for years to come.

By MIKE ELK

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “I’ve a settled a few strikes, like CWA at Verizon,” smiles DNC Chairman Tom Perez as he points to my CWA NewsGuild button.

In 2016, following a six-week strike, then-U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Perez got personally involved in order to get Verizon to sit down at the table with the IBEW and CWA, which represented more than 40,000 employees at the company. Contract negotiations between the company and the unions had stalled.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

A bumper sticker was John Coomes’ “teacher’s certificate” at Henderson County High School in Henderson, Ky., his hometown.

“It said ‘China is a Right-to-Work state since 1949,’” explained the Henderson-based Tri-County Labor Council president, who just finished a second day-long labor history presentation at HCHS, one of the largest schools in western Kentucky.

Coomes’ cup runneth over.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Rep. James Comer was all in for the Trump-Ryan American Health Care Act.

At a town hall meeting in Bardwell today, the freshman Republican confessed to about 50 of his constituents that his party’s alternative to the Affordable Care Act “was flawed and had numerous parts that would have caused harm to people,” said Leslie McColgin, who was in the crowd.

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By ELIZABETH PREZA

CNN’s Jake Tapper tore into Donald Trump’s hypocritical “Buy American, Hire American” executive order, asking if the president should consider “looking into his own companies business practices first.”

BY BRUCE SCHREINER AND ADAM BEAM

Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, KY. -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders urged Democrats to reach out to President Donald Trump's supporters to promote a progressive agenda that includes guaranteed health care for all Americans as part of a strategy to rebuild the party.