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By BERRY CRAIG

“The labor-hater and labor-baiter is virtually always a twin-headed creature spewing anti-Negro epithets from one mouth and anti-labor propaganda from the other mouth,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. aptly observed in remarks at the 1961 AFL-CIO convention.

That's still true.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Check out the lead story under LABOR AND COMMUNITY: IBEW journeymen helping restore power in Mayfield because 'the union is all about brotherhood and sisterhood.' It's our post that was cross-posted on Forward Kentucky. 

American democracy is under threat today. To save it, we need democracy in the U.S. Senate.

That means passing the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

I suspect Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, didn't really expect anybody from the neo-Confederate/Copperhead party to take his MLK Day advice.

But, hey, it was worth a shot. 

We always enjoy commentary from Rep. John Yarmuth, one of our best friends in Washington. We particularly enjoyed suggestion, which he posted on Facebook today: "A lot of folks will claim to celebrate the great Martin Luther King Jr. today while actively trying to reverse his life's work. If you can't honor Dr. King by supporting voting rights and the John Lewis Act, then at least do him the courtesy of shutting the hell up today." 

By MATT PRIGGE

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this from the IBEW media center: Following Deadly Tornados, Kentucky Local Gets Special Help from Ohio, West Virginia Neighbors

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Mayfield’s Seven Oaks Church of Christ were able to get supplies to re-wire houses damaged in the deadly Dec. 10 tornado that swept through the Graves County seat and its environs.

Kentucky 120 United-American Federation of Teachers issued statements today honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.