Kentucky State AFL-CIO

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EDITOR'S NOTE: We came across veteran union and civil rights leader Ira Grupper's 2012 keynote speech to the Greater Louisville Building & Construction Trades Council's pre-apprenticeship training program graduates. Grupper also helped start the Kentucky Labor Institute. We think his remarks are still timely today.


Sisters and Brothers:

I am honored to have been asked to address you today, at your graduation ceremony. Your pre-apprenticeship class has given you a tool to move you on your career path.

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):


The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to host their annual Legislative Preview Conference. This event is where members of the chamber can hear what’s coming in the next General Assembly, by speaking with members of the General Assembly.

Here are the names and pictures of the legislators that are on the panels. See if you notice anything about whom the Chamber invited to speak. (Light red for Republicans, light blue for Democrats)

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

General Motors Co.’s decision to slash production in three states is a slap in the face to every worker and community who supported the company through its financial crisis. The entire labor movement stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters at the UAW, and we will fight this decision with everything we’ve got.

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Thousands of hardworking Marriott workers are on strike because many of its full-time employees aren't able to earn enough to make ends meet. They're taking on one of the world’s most profitable and powerful companies. Stand with them.

Tell Congress to repeal the tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations instead of cutting the vital programs that benefit nearly one-third of the U.S. population.