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(CNN) - Another special-election loss, this time in Montana, has kicked off a round of

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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.

“Pay your dues and get involved in your union.”

Lowry carries a Communications Workers of America card in his wallet. He’s on Louisville Local 3310’s legislative committee.

The GOP-majority General Assembly passed RTW in January. “There will come a day very quickly in Kentucky when people will make a choice,” said Lowry, who lives in the Falls City.

Thanks to Daniel Hurt for sending us a YouTube video of Kyle Henderson, business manager of Paducah Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 184, delivering opening remarks at the Democratic “Come Together, Fight Back” rally at Louisville’s Palace Theater April 18.

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By CRAIG RHODES

I first learned of the Electoral College in 1962 during my eighth grade civics class.  It made no sense then and still makes no sense. Given the consequences of the Electoral College in the last 2 out of 3 elections, it’s obvious that the EC should be abolished.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Mary Nishimuta in all in for strengthening the “great partnership” between the Kentucky Democratic Party and Bluegrass State unions.

“I am looking forward to meeting with people within the labor movement and within union leadership to talk about how we can improve that partnership,” said the brand-new state party executive director.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 21, 2017) – Today the Kentucky Democratic Party announced the selection of Mary Nishimuta as executive director.

“Mary has a deep background in grassroots organizing, as well as extensive management experience in the private sector,” said Rep. Sannie Overly, chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party. “She will be a tremendous asset to the party as we fight for better jobs, education and health in Kentucky.”