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By KENNY COLSTON

Kentucky Democratic Party

Though the 30-day short legislative session is winding down, a one-year budget must still be passed.

By IVONNE ROVIRA 

State Representative Ed Massey has filed a bill, House Bill 258, to change the Kentucky Teachers Retirement Pension plan for teachers hired after Jan. 1, 2022. While Massey has some soothing words — as do others — do not be deceived. This is definitely an inferior retirement, and the opening salvo in a game of divide and conquer.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this. 

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the increase in union density in 2020:

By KENNY COLSTON
Kentucky Democratic Party
Frankfort, KY —  Conservative voices across the country are joining those in Kentucky expressing anger with U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, including one notable voice calling for McConnell to step down as minority leader. 

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports conservative media hosts Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh are joining the growing number of Kentucky Republicans expressing frustration at McConnell. 

By BERRY CRAIG

I’m an old union guy and a left-leaning Democrat. 

Heretofore, I’ve confined my evangelical ardor to the labor movement and politics. I’m adding COVID-19 to that list because my wife, Melinda, and I are among the lucky survivors.  

I don’t get people who won’t mask, socially distance, sanitize and wash their hands, and avoid crowded places. 

Read more here.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

When I saw Joe Biden sitting at his new desk on TV Tuesday night, I couldn’t make out the new bust on the credenza behind him.

Bill Londrigan could. “It was a bust of labor leader César Chávez,” said Londrigan, Kentucky State AFL-CIO president.

Chávez helped found the United Farm Workers. His likeness replaced an equestrian statue of President Andrew Jackson, a big-time Trump hero.