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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre were among millions of Amerians who donned special glasses to view Monday's rare total ecl

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The skies darkened right on cue at 1:22.

Thanks to Todd Johnson for sending us this letter to the editor that was published in the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer. 

I have nothing against anyone who works for the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce because they are simply doing their job. I find it ironic, however, for the chamber to question Charter/Spectrum not remaining a dues paying member of the chamber.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this especially insightful story that could apply to Kentucky just as well. Just replace "Alabama" with "Kentucky." Trump's approval rating in Alabama is 55 percent and 53 percent in Kentucky, according to recent Gallup polls

By JOSH MOON
Alabama Political Reporter

A new Quinnipiac University poll this week put Donald Trump’s approval rating at 33 percent.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

John Yarmuth's says his bid for Congress began at a Sunday huddle with local union officials. 

“When I was trying to decide whether to run back in early 2006, the first thing I did was ask to meet with Louisville labor leaders because I was convinced that if I couldn't have labor behind me, it wasn't worth doing," remembered Yarmuth on a recent trip to deepest western Kentucky.

  • United Automobile Workers fails in bid to organize in southern car plant
  • New charges with National Labor Relations Board could prompt new vote

By MIKE ELK

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By BRAD BOWMAN

Kentucky Democratic Party 

After Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr has failed to pass any legislation since taking office in 2012 and voted to take away healthcare from more than 500,000 Kentuckians, two Democrats seek to represent Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District.

Retired fighter pilot Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath’s video “Told Me” garnered a lot of media attention Tuesday, Aug. 1,  as she used it to formally announced her bid for Barr’s seat.

Quinnipiac and Gallup surveys show that only a third of American voters approve of the president's performance.

By JAKE LAHUT

President Donald Trump has watched his ratings decline for months, but on Wednesday two respected polls showed that only a third of American voters view him favorably — a new low less than 200 days into his presidency

Editor's Note: If the self-proclaimed "Buy American" and "Hire American" U.S. president has criticized the use of foreign workers to built U.S. auto plants, we missed it. All BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz and Volvo plants in Europe were mainly, if not entirely, built by union labor. All their production workers are union members. BMW, Mercedez Benz and Volvo's stateside plants are non-union. Some VW workers belong to the UAW.

United Auto Workers official condemns company’s efforts to prevent employees from organizing as potentially historic vote approaches in Mississippi

By MIKE ELK

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