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EDITOR'S NOTE: Click here to read: No, unemployment benefits do not discourage work, a Boston Globe editorial; and here to read from Business Insider: The $600 unemployment bonuses did not lead to people working less, Yale study shows.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Click here to see video coverage of the action.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

A Thursday rain shower failed to stay about 50 union men, women and family members from their appointed rounds outside Sen. Mitch McConnell's Fort Wright field office.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Click here and here to see videos of today's Paducah and Fort Wright actions. 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Nobody answered when Jeff Wiggins rang the doorbell at Sen. Mitch McConnell's Paducah field office this afternoon.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Since Sen. Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that no bill would appear on the Senate floor that did not include liability reform—which would allow big corporations to put Kentucky workers at risk during this pandemic without fear of reprisal—legislative negotiations have stalled as the federal unemployment support that millions of families are depending on is on the verge of ending. Retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath, who is running for U.S.

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this.

After months of sitting on his hands, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally released a proposal for COVID-19 relief. The package is called the HEALS Act, but unfortunately this poorly named bill will heal nothing and will only hurt working people and our families. 

From BILL LONDRIGAN

Kentucky State AFL-CIO president

We are continuing to request that folks call McConnell and Paul at 866-832-1560 to support the Heroes Act even though McConnell has made a complete unacceptable proposal. The continuation of the $600 federal UI benefits is absolutely crucial for so many Kentuckians.  Check out the coverage of last week’s virtual town hall on UI with the link below. 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath will be in very familiar territory the last three months of her bid to unseat Sen. Mitch McConnell: behind the controls of an aircraft. 

Unlike Mitch McConnell, who is a career politician, McGrath spent her career as a Marine fighter pilot and was the first woman Marine to fly a combat mission in an F/A-18 Hornet.

McGrath plans to fly herself across Kentucky to every region, community and neighborhood in the state leading up to the Nov. 3 election.