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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.

Celia and her coworkers have been working to get Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to recognize the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas. They are still waiting to negotiate a contract for fair wages, job security and health benefits. Watch the video.

While Donald Trump continues to excoriate immigrants from South and Central America, the AFL-CIO is ramping up programs to help them unionize and gain political power. A forum recently held in Washington, D.C., highlighted what the labor movement will be doing to provide Latina working women with the tools they need to win better standards of living and security for the future.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka spoke with CBS News before the second presidential debate in St. Louis. He talked about Hillary Clinton’s character, her stance on trade policy and why union members continue to dump Donald Trump. Watch the video.

At a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, Donald Trump asks the audience how many are union members. Somehow, he's surprised to find "not many." That's because union members know Trump is wrong for working families.
A Newsweek investigation has found that in at least two of Donald Trump’s last three construction projects, Trump opted to purchase his steel and aluminum from Chinese manufacturers rather than United States corporations.
Leo Gerard, president of the Steelworkers, on Donald Trump's waning support with union members.

Editor’s note: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO endorsed State Rep. Linda Belcher, whom Johnson is challenging.

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By LAWRENCE SMITH

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A candidate for Kentucky’s state House is making no apologies for shocking images found on his Facebook page.

One year ago, the Pope addressed Congress for the first time in history. He told our political leaders: “You are called on to defend and preserve the dignity of your fellow citizens in the tireless and demanding pursuit of the common good.” He tried to inspire our better angels.