AFT Local 1360

"The labor-hater and labor-baiter is virtually always a twin-headed creature spewing anti-Negro epithets from one mouth and anti-labor propaganda from the other mouth," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. told the 1961 AFL-CIO convention.

As we approach Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I'm thinking of a different King.

Rep. Steve King.

Thanks to Bill Barry for sending us this.

In documents given to managers and employees the US’s largest wireless provider encourages its own staff to use anti-union rhetoric and disparages previous unionization efforts within the company.


Unions offer “empty promises and unrealistic expectations” and don’t act with “integrity”, according to internal documents circulated by Verizon’s human resources department and obtained by the Guardian.



Kay Tillow of Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care is glad Sen. Rand Paul has opted for hernia surgery in Canada next Monday.

Our northern neighbor has a single-payer health care system. Paul, a Bowling Green ophthalmologist, is a fierce defender of American private health care.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Frankfort, KY— The following is a statement from Marisa McNee, spokeswoman for the Kentucky Democratic Party, regarding the sexual assault allegations against State Representatives Jeff Hoover and Michael Meredith reported this morning by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting:

Kentucky’s new Medicaid program, which includes controversial work and community engagement requirements was recently re-approved by the Trump administration after a judge rejected it. Now the plan is back in federal court after 16 Kentucky Medicaid enrollees filed an amended complaint to the original class-action lawsuit.

“Clean Slate,” they said. “Starting from Scratch," they said.

At the very end of the 3 hour meeting to outline the who, what, when, where, and why of the Commonwealth’s Public Pension issues, Senator Stivers wiped away all perceived good will with the following:


I have been accused more than once of not being partisan enough, or mean enough. I tend to give everyone, including political opponents, some grace, as we are all fallible humans.

But the actions of the Republican majority in the Glenn case are some of the most blatant, power-driven, and unethical acts I’ve ever seen. It is a political power play of the worst kind, destroying both the chain of custody and the public’s faith in the process. And it may be illegal, on top of it all. (Ballot tampering, anyone?)