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EDITOR'S NOTE: Kudos to our new president for immediately sacking Peter Robb. We weren't surprised. Up and down the campaign trail, Joe Biden made it plain that he'd be in our corner.

By PETER COLE

If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions.

King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?”

By WIM LAVIN

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was profoundly moved by injustice and inequality ubiquitous throughout the US. The question he asked about injustice in 1967, “Where do we go from here?” was answered with two options: community or chaos. The question is profoundly important in 2021.

Thanks to Bill Londrigan for sending us this.

Tribute

Robert Wayne “Bob” Bracy, 71, husband of Donna DeMar Bracy, died Friday, January 15, 2021 at Norton Hospital. Bob was born January 9, 1950 in Dayton, Washington the son of the late Robert E. & Bertie A. Peterson Bracy.

By JACK BRAMMER

In the wake of the Jan. 6 attack by domestic terrorists on the U.S. Capitol, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced that the state Capitol grounds in Frankfort will be closed Sunday and that security at the Capitol will be increased for the next several days.

“There have been domestic terror threats against state capitols all over the United States. Our commitment is that what happened at the U.S. Capitol will not happen here,” Beshear said Friday in a news release.

From Bill Londrigan:

It is my sad duty to inform you that Brother Bob Bracey, long time member and NALC representative and Treasurer of the GLCLC passed away this morning.  Bob was a good friend and solid trade unionist and he will be missed.  I will send out the arrangements when they become available.  Please keep Bob and his family in your thoughts and prayers. 

In Solidarity, Bill.