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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Matt Bevin keeps using the word "promise," but we don’t think he knows what it means.

By IRA GRUPPER

Contributing Columnist

An honor, and a problem, were bestowed on me recently: induction into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame, and my confusion as to how to proceed.

Over 500 people, from all over the state, came to honor all the nominees, and inductees, on September 21. Here is the background.

A colleague called me, a number of months ago, to say he wanted to nominate me. I was flattered, yet wasn’t sure what to do. Why was I unsure?

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

About 20 union members and union allies converged on a rural Garrard County tobacco farm Sunday to back seven striking Mexican migrant workers.

Few of the visitors could speak Spanish. None of the strikers speak English.

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this. To see the full report, click here.

LEXINGTON – A review of PFM’s August report on proposed changes to Kentucky’s retirement conducted by the Pension Trustee Advisors (PTA) finds that the proposals will cost more to Kentucky’s taxpayers and its employees while providing lower benefits.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Bluegrass State union members are rallying in solidarity with striking farmworkers on a tobacco farm near Paint Lick in Garrard County.

Thanks to Kay Tillow for sending us this.
 
For folk in Kentucky who might be interested in visiting these workers this Sunday, October 15, to arrive at the farmworker camp at nooneastern time, or carpool with folk driving from Louisville, Lexington and Danville.  (Carpool from Louisville departs shortly after 9:00 a.m.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

On TV, Rand Paul looked like a happy puppy wagging his tail because he'd pleased his master.

He had.

Kentucky's social Darwinist senator opposed Trumpcare because it didn't repeal the Affordable Care Act in one fell swoop.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

This senior citizen has a hard time figuring out computerized, check-yourself-in airport kiosks.

Like Blanche DuBois, “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” So, I’m grateful to nice folks who are still around to check me in the old way.

“Thank you so very much,” I gushed with profound appreciation to the woman who sped my wife and me to our homeward flight from London's Heathrow airport last summer. (I'm pretty sure she belonged to the UNITE union.)