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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Happy Turkey Day.

AFGE-led coalition calls on Congress to reject proposed legislation that would cause the dismantling of the nation’s largest health care system

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The Kentucky Democratic Party is looking for a few good union men and women.

Okay, more than a few.

"I want you to run for office," wrote Ben Self, the brand-new KDP chair, in an email he sent today. "If we don’t compete, we can’t win. Virginia showed us just last week that every seat can be competitive."

I spoke with him on the phone after I got the email. Self extended a special invitation to union members to toss hats in the ring. 

By DANIEL DESROCHERS and BETH MUSGRAVE

For months, the “will he, won’t he” whispers have built around Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and whether he will run for U.S. Rep. Andy Barr’s seat in Central Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District.

Gray remained noncommittal about his political future Thursday, but his silence shouldn’t be mistaken as disinterest in the congressional race, said Dale Emmons, a longtime campaign manager in Kentucky and the father of Gray’s chief of staff, Jamie Emmons.

By RONNIE ELLIS

CNHI News Service

FRANKFORT — Both state and national polls released last week show more Kentucky voters approve of Gov. Matt Bevin than disapprove, but his approval rate is below 50 percent in both polls.

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By MIKE ELK

While union density is dying in the coalfields, immigrants workers are building union strength elsewhere in the bluegrass state.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

"Right to work" proponents hate it when somebody exposes the racist roots of RTW.

"These are Jim Crow era laws to divide black against white," Kentucky State AFL-CIO president Bill Londrigan told delegates at the federation's recent biennial convention in Lexington.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Unique United Steelworkers of America-made "Wall of Fame-Wall of Shame" banners are hitting the road in the Bluegrass State.

“We’ve now got another one you can take to as many union meetings as you want to,” Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan told delegates at the federation's recent biennial state convention in Lexington.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Bill Londrigan closed the Kentucky State AFL-CIO convention with a bittersweet stroll down memory lane.