EDITOR'S NOTE: Dr. King went to Memphis to stand in solidarity with striking members of AFSCME Local 1733. In a 2019 interview with the Kentucky State AFL-CIO, Dr. Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, recalled, "Dr. King said that the union movement and poor people all had to come together. Unions have been tremendous.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article appeared on our website and the national AFL-CIO website going on four years ago. We think the message is still timely, especially this Martin Luther King Day when right-wing Republicans are continuing their relentless assaults on civil rights--notably voting rights--and labor rights. Dr. King saw the civil rights movement and the union movement as natural allies.

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-03) announced today that Kentucky will receive an estimated $438 million over the next five years as part of the Federal Highway Administration’s largest bridge formula program in American history, made possible by the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law supported by Yarmuth.

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AFT Local 1360

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

USW members Jackie and Trent Campbell lost their home Dec. 10, 2021, when a devastating series of tornadoes ripped through Kentucky. While their family was fortunately able to weather the storm without injury, their losses were enormous.

Now, as they move forward from this harrowing experience, their entire union family is rallying behind them and giving them the emotional support, financial assistance and help they need to start over.