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Everyone deserves affordable, quality health care--not just members of Congress.

House Republicans don’t agree. This week, they made changes to their “American Health Care Act” (AHCA) to cave to the demands of the far-right Freedom Caucus.  

It’s important that you call today. The House could vote as early as tomorrowFriday April 28.

This post also appeared on the national AFL-CIO website.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT LOCAL 1360

The voice of history, the subject I taught in a community college for two dozen years, could hardly be louder or clearer when it comes to unions and to worker safety and health laws.

We need them both.

Rain is expected in Henderson, so the Tri-County Central Labor Council's outdoor Workers Memorial Service set for Friday at 6 p.m. will be held at the Operating Engineers Hall, 7th and Elm Street, according to John Coomes, the CLC president.

The time will stay the same.

More information about the program is available from Coomes. His office phone number is 270-212-0439 and his cell phone number is 270-993-8563.

 

Up against terrible approval ratings during his first 100 days in office, Donald Trump must be desperate to show any legislative accomplishment. So, today he announced his “tax reform plan.” 

Unfortunately, it’s not reform. It’s a massive tax cut for big corporations (like the Trump Organization), and he’s planning to pay for it by eliminating tax deductions used by middle-class families. Trump pays less and you pay more. 

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By DANIEL LOWRY

When Ariana Velasquez learned a pro-Nazi group planned to hold a rally in her hometown of Pikeville, Kentucky, she decided to take action. The white nationalist group cited Pike County’s mostly white population and overwhelming support for Donald Trump as perfect reasons for the location, but the hate group was in for a surprise.

Thanks to Holly Erwin and Jeff Wiggins for this post.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

"Sometimes you've got to laugh to keep from crying," my union card-carrying grandmother--God rest her soul--was fond of saying. 

Click here to view an updated version of the old opening to the "Gilligan's Island" TV show. It's called "Republican's Island."

Thanks to Daniel Hurt for sending us this.
By ANNA BAUMANN
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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.