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Matt Bevin keeps using the word "promise," but we don’t think he knows what it means.

Talking points on pension system

Some facts about other states that considered and/or switched to 401(k)-style plans and came back. 

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this. To see the full report, click here.

LEXINGTON – A review of PFM’s August report on proposed changes to Kentucky’s retirement conducted by the Pension Trustee Advisors (PTA) finds that the proposals will cost more to Kentucky’s taxpayers and its employees while providing lower benefits.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Bluegrass State union members are rallying in solidarity with striking farmworkers on a tobacco farm near Paint Lick in Garrard County.

Thanks to Kay Tillow for sending us this.
 
For folk in Kentucky who might be interested in visiting these workers this Sunday, October 15, to arrive at the farmworker camp at nooneastern time, or carpool with folk driving from Louisville, Lexington and Danville.  (Carpool from Louisville departs shortly after 9:00 a.m.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

On TV, Rand Paul looked like a happy puppy wagging his tail because he'd pleased his master.

He had.

Kentucky's social Darwinist senator opposed Trumpcare because it didn't repeal the Affordable Care Act in one fell swoop.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

This senior citizen has a hard time figuring out computerized, check-yourself-in airport kiosks.

Like Blanche DuBois, “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” So, I’m grateful to nice folks who are still around to check me in the old way.

“Thank you so very much,” I gushed with profound appreciation to the woman who sped my wife and me to our homeward flight from London's Heathrow airport last summer. (I'm pretty sure she belonged to the UNITE union.) 

We thank Kentuckian Michelle Blau of the AFL-CIO in Washington for sending us this news release.

By DAVID HANEY

Gov. Matt Bevin and the Kentucky legislature are about to make a terrible mistake with the pension plans of public employees — one that West Virginia made. Switching newly hired public employees to a defined contribution 401(k)-style account will hurt Kentucky and its public employees.