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Up against terrible approval ratings during his first 100 days in office, Donald Trump must be desperate to show any legislative accomplishment. So, today he announced his “tax reform plan.” 

Thanks to Holly Erwin and Jeff Wiggins for this post.

By BERRY CRAIG

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By BERRY CRAIG

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Jesse Wright calls the prevailing wage “our minimum wage for our skilled laborers.”

Wright is the Kentucky State AFL-CIO-endorsed Democrat hoping to unseat state Rep. Richard Heath, R-Mayfield.

Wright, a Mayfield attorney, supports the state prevailing wage law and opposes a “right to work” law. Heath is anti-PW and pro-RTW.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump evidently thinks he’s sewn up the vote of guys like Todd Dunn.

Dunn is a white, blue-collar veteran who earned multiple medals while serving in the First Gulf War.

He’s for Hillary Clinton, Trump’s Democratic opponent.

“In the military, we said you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with,” remembered Dunn, 46, from Louisville. “I would not want people like him around me for the simple fact that he is not credible.”

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Steelworker Jeff Wiggins isn’t surprised at the Newsweek story that says Donald Trump used Chinese steel and aluminum instead of American-made metal in at least two of his last three building projects.

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Polls in the so-called Rust Belt states seem to show that GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump has a lot of blue collar fans.

It could be a ton of that support is about to melt faster than iron ore in a steel mill.

By BERRY CRAIG

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Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s hesitancy to rebuke forthrightly his white supremacist supporters is hardly news.

But the Kentucky Democratic Party is out with a news release claiming Gov. Matt Bevin, who is in Trump’s corner, has yet to denounce virulently racist Facebook posts by Republican House candidate Dan Johnson.

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Talk about trying to make chicken salad out of chicken you-know-what.

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I guess misery does love company.

It looks like Donald Trump’s misfortunes may have gone from bad to worse:

The New York Times reports that the GOP presidential hopeful might have avoided paying federal income tax for 18 years.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The UA is out with an eight-minute video that ought to be shown in every union hall from Paducah to Pikeville before Nov. 8.

It features straight talk from UA members--active and retired--and from Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. Their message: If the Republicans flip the House on Nov. 8, unions lose all.

They’re not crying wolf. The wolf is at our door.