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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO is circulating an online petition in solidarity with unions in Kentucky where the Republican-majority legislature is poised to pass a "right to work" law, repeal the prevailing wage and approve a measure to further weaken organized labor by making it harder for unions to collect dues through payroll deduction.

 
Stop the War on Workers Happening 
Right Now in Kentucky!


Rally at the Capitol
Saturday, January 7th at 8:30 a.m.

Kentucky State Capitol
700 Capitol Ave, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT LOCAL 1360

When Republican Gov. Scott Walker declared holy war on Wisconsin labor, several Kentucky union members traveled to Madison, the Badger State capital, to stand in solidarity with their beleaguered brothers and sisters.

Wisconsin unions are returning the favor as Kentucky’s anti-union Republican governor and legislature are poised to push the Bluegrass State into the “right to work” column with Wisconsin.

Click here to see an Animoto from the AFL-CIO's DeLane Adams with graphics from the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The Kentucky Democratic Party and the Kentucky State AFL-CIO have sent emails urging union members and other opponents of a swiftly moving trio of anti-union bills to return to the capitol this afternoon.

It would be the 27th state ― and the last in the South ― to go right-to-work.

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UPDATE: The House approved HB 1 and HB 3 Thursday. The vote was 58-39 on HB 1 with five Republicans joining the Democrats in voting "no." HB 3 passed 57-40. Six Republicans voted against the measure. 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Count the Roman Catholic bishop of Lexington among opponents of a “right to work” law for Kentucky.

“I implore Kentucky legislators, at this new moment in the state’s history, to consider the well-being of working men and women in the state and to realize that strong labor unions lead to more fair negotiations which benefit all workers in the state,” the Most Rev. John Stowe wrote in an open letter today.