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THIS JUST IN FROM BILL LONDRIGAN, Kentucky State AFL-CIO president:

Nevada was one of the few bright spots for Democrats as election results came in last week—Democrats swept the state, from Hillary Clinton to Catherine Cortez Masto to the state legislature.

On Thursday, Nov. 10, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) addressed the AFL-CIO Executive Council regarding the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement on the results of the 2016 presidential election:

Donald Trump has been elected president. America is a democratic nation, and the voters have spoken.

The AFL-CIO accepts the outcome of this election and offers our congratulations to President-elect Trump.

More than anything, this election is an indictment of politics as usual.

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By DAVID REMNICK

The National Labor Relations Board, the agency charged with enforcing federal labor law, ruled Thursday that the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas violated the National Labor Relations Act by refusing to bargain with a union that represents more than 500 housekeeping, food and beverage and guest services workers there.

Benjamin Watson is a tight end for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens. And he's also a concerned citizen who not only participates in the political process, but he wants you to do the same. As Watson says, "Don't stay home and let someone else decide our future without you having a say."

Watch the video and then do your part.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO endorsed Deweese, a member of Teamsters Local 89.

By DANIEL LOWRY

Kentucky Democratic Party

In seconds, a happy day turned into a terrible one. James DeWeese waited for the doctor to come back in the small ultrasound room. His wife smiled at him and his mother put her hand on his shoulder. The three of them were excited about the couple’s second child.

Sheet metal worker and 9/11 first responder Joe Rabito takes 14 medications a day so he can breathe. Joe was one of the tens of thousands of first responders in New York City who went out to help survivors of the World Trade Center attacks.

These people, many of them union members, are still feeling the physical and mental long-term health effects from the work they did as first responders. 

This is why the Zadroga Act, which provides permanent health care and compensation to 9/11 survivors and first responders, is so important.