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By BERRY CRAIG
AFT Local 1360

Washington Post writer Jennifer Rubin has had it with the narrative that both parties are equally at fault for shoving politics into the gutter. 

By BILL LONDRIGAN
Kentucky State AFL-CIO President

Kentucky Family Values is working in numerous state House races and among other items they have produced are ads targeting a number of candidates for the state House. 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Ask any of Matt Bevin's many detractors. The governor's motormouth is the gift that keeps on giving.

A ton of teachers can't wait to retire a slew of Republicans from the General Assembly on Nov. 6. Hence, the GOP gov would be wise to pour oil on troubled political waters.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The rooster is the Democratic Party symbol in the Bluegrass State.

But our friend Judy Tuggle of Mayfield shared with us this tale of a Republican rooster named Butch. Judy is a member of the Graves County Democratic Executive Committee and a strong union supporter.

A friend in Michigan sent her this. Like all good stories, it has a moral at the end. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in our series of history stories about the West Virginia Mine Wars of the early 20th century.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Hear the snickering?

Turn around. See the guys making fun of you?

It's Republican union-busters.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

I was cooking on this column about Mitch McConnell's latest descent into demagoguery when I got stuck. 

The Senate majority leader serially slimes Democrats. So I was having a hard time finding new words to describe his dissembling that the Democrats are the party of mob rule. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: "None of our movement’s achievements would have happened without the effort, organization and advocacy of our brothers and sisters," says the introduction to the AFL-CIO's online "Our Labor History Timeline." "But injustice still runs amok. We must look to the past not only for inspiration, but for the tools we need to continue the fight. The roots of the problems we face today can be found in our past.