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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.

We thank Kentuckian Michelle Blau of the AFL-CIO in Washington for sending us this news release.

By DAVID HANEY

Gov. Matt Bevin and the Kentucky legislature are about to make a terrible mistake with the pension plans of public employees — one that West Virginia made. Switching newly hired public employees to a defined contribution 401(k)-style account will hurt Kentucky and its public employees.

The Trump Tax Plan is Plunder, Plain and Simple.

By TIM KOECHLIN

The Trump tax proposal is appalling (if utterly unsurprising).  It is immoral and it is bad economic policy.  It will make the rich richer, and it will not promote economic growth.  This tax plan is, in its essence, a further redistribution of income from the middle class and the poor to the very rich.  It’s plunder, plain and simple.

I am reaching out to you today to ask you to be a part of something big.

Teaching is hard work that takes dedication. I overcame many challenges to be a teacher of students with special needs in Kentucky and I’m very proud of what I did. I did everything I was supposed to. I worked hard, saved and contributed to my community. I am now retired and living off the pension I earned.

By BILL LONDRIGAN

President, Kentucky State AFL-CIO

The 32nd Biennial Convention is a month away and I wanted to let you that we have received over 100 delegate credentials to date and would like to ask your assistance in reaching out to your affiliated unions across Kentucky and request they return their credentials as soon as feasible. 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Cecil Roberts raised the roof at the last two Kentucky State AFL-CIO conventions in Louisville.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Chuck Jones will be a featured speaker at the Kentucky State AFL-CIO Convention set for Nov. 6-7 in Lexington.

By Mark Gruenberg
PAI Staff Writer

Washington (PAI) — As far as Chuck Jones is concerned, when Donald Trump talks about keeping good jobs in the U.S., he’s a liar.