Kentucky State AFL-CIO

EDITOR'S NOTE: The reaction of Kentucky unions to Pearl Harbor can be found in my book, Kentuckians and Pearl Harbor: Stories from the Day of Infamy (Lexington: University Press of

EDITOR'S NOTE: Vessels is listed as president of Coopers' International Union of North America Local 11 in the 1950 Paducah Labor Day celebration program.

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Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care (502) 636-1551, [email protected]

This is the second in a two-part series on union-media relations.


AFT Local 1360

How can you help your union get better coverage in small-town media?

First, try getting to know the newspaper, TV and radio reporters. Introduce yourself by calling them up or sending them an email with your photo. It’s a good idea to put a face with an email. Better yet, drop by for a visit.

Take Action

Millions of undocumented immigrants, who are vital to our economic recovery, still live in fear because of our outdated and inhumane immigration system. It’s time to put an end to this injustice. Tell your senators to pass a budget that includes a broad pathway to citizenship.

We cannot let this moment pass without big change.

The AFL-CIO has a Workers First Agenda for Congress and President Joe Biden. We are ready to work together to pass laws that put working people first. Will you add your name and join us?