Kentucky State AFL-CIO

With hundreds of thousands across the Ohio Valley struggling to make ends meet, a suite of coronavirus aid packages — including rent and utility relief funding, eviction moratoriums, and expanded u

By MARSHALL WARD

The form of government known as a “republic” has been around for thousands of years.

CLC monthly meeting days, times and places 

WESTERN KENTUCKY, 1202 S 4th St; Paducah; fourth Tuesday; 5:30 p.m., Eboard, 6 p.m., regular meeting.

 

GREATER LOUISVILLE, UAW Local 862 hall, 3000 Fern Valley Rd.; third Tuesday, 6 p.m.

 

OWENSBORO, Roosevelt House, 2920 Yale Place, second Wednesday, 7 p.m.

 

NORTHERN KENTUCKY, Standard Club, 643 Laurel St. Covington, third Thursday, 7 p.m.

 

ASHLAND, USW Local 1865 hall, 734 Carter Ave., last Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

 

TRI-COUNTY, Operating Engineers 181 hall, 7th and Elm Sts., Henderson, first Monday, 5:30 p.m. 

 

BLUEGRASS, LiUNA Local 189 hall, 2631 Wilhite Dr., Lexington; second Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Recent News

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Kirk Gillenwaters is counting Andy Beshear among his blessings this Thanksgiving.

“Hundreds of Kentuckians are alive today because of the actions the governor has taken to fight COVID-19,” said Gillenwaters, a veteran Louisville labor activist and president of the Kentucky Alliance for Retired Americans.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

'We’ve all seen the TV ads where former pro football star Joe Namath promotes the Medicare Coverage Helpline.

“Are you getting all the benefits you deserve?”  smiles the 77-year-old Hall of Fame quarterback. He goes on to list purported new benefits from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. "Broadway Joe" claims that by calling the "Helpline," fellow seniors may be able to save money and enjoy extra benefits, to boot.

By KATHA POLLITT

1. The Bible forbids abortion.

It shouldn’t matter what the Bible says about abortion. The United States is not a theocracy. Still, given the certitude of abortion opponents that abortion violates God’s Word, it might come as a surprise that neither the Old Testament nor the New mentions abortion—not one word.

By BERRY CRAIG

Holed up in his quarters and protected by armed guards, the leader refuses to admit inevitable defeat.

He inhabits a bizarre fantasy world, his mood swinging wildly between cold fury and deep despondency. Lickspittles rush to soothe the leader. The toadies coo their undying loyalty. They assure him that despite the seemingly insurmountable odds against him, he will persevere.

Take Action

Working people deserve real relief from COVID-19, which has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans and left millions unemployed through no fault of their own. Tell your senators now is the time for the HEROES Act.

The labor movement is working nonstop to ensure workers devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic receive the protections and support needed during this challenging time. Get involved and make sure the needs of working people are heard.