Kentucky State AFL-CIO


EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a three-part series on the union effect in California.


Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this meme that shows a poster that was on sale in the gift shop at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Recent News

Here are the Kentucky State AFL-CIO-endorsed candidates for the Nov. 6 election. 

CONGRESS (Numbers indicate district)

Incumbent is in boldface

1 Paul Walker, D

2 Hank Linderman, D

3 John Yarmuth, D

4 Seth Hall, D

5 Kenneth Stepp, D

6 Amy McGrath, D

KENTUCKY SENATE (Numbers indicate district)

Incumbents are in boldface.

Julie Tennyson D 2

Dorsey Ridley D 4

C.B. Embry R 6


If a court ruling that struck down Kentucky's controversial pension law is upheld, Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer said Thursday he has no interest in passing new reforms — and he doubts other state lawmakers do, either.


USA Today

UPS reached a tentative five-year contract with the Teamsters union that includes pay increases and could pave the way for Sunday delivery.

The Teamsters confirmed negotiators reached an agreement that would raise the minimum wage for part-time workers from $10 to $13 beginning Aug. 1 and to $15.50 by Aug. 1, 2022.


AFT Local 1360  

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin wrote a book about the first Republican president and his cabinet that's titled Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. 

She ought to write a sequel about the current GOP president, his cabinet and the party bigwigs and call it Team of Toadies: A Study in Sycophancy.

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