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EDITOR'S NOTE: McGrath is the Kentucky State AFl-CIO endorsed candidate for the US Senate.

By AMY McGrath

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

What’s the word you don’t hear when President Donald Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell talk jobs?

Union.

WHAT: A sixth national Moral Monday March on McConnell to demand that the Senate majority leader stop the misery, meanness and mayhem created by his refusal to act in the greatest public health crisis of our times. This time, however, in addition to flooding his phone lines at offices in Kentucky and Washington, D.C., activists will hold caravans at them, loudly expressing their insistence that Sen.

By JOSEPH GERTH

So, after all this time, we finally find out what Matt Bevin plans to do with his bargain basement mansion that he lived in throughout his one term as governor but left sitting empty earlier this year. 

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this.

By GRACE SCHNEIDER

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — GE Appliances hourly workers want higher pay and better benefits, and they sent that message to their union leaders and the company Wednesday, voting down a new contract proposal by a whopping 87%.

After the overwhelming rejection, union leaders and the company's bargaining team pledged to get to work quickly to forge another deal that satisfies employees and the appliances maker.

Project Veritas aids McConnell in the U.S. Senate race, trespasses on private property

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Project Veritas, an extremist group known to use unethical tactics to present misleading claims about political candidates, has stepped into the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky to aid Sen. Mitch McConnell in his smear campaign against retired Lt. Col. Amy McGrath. McConnell is running in a tight race against McGrath. 

By MARSHALL WARD

What do you think of when you hear the word “police”? A badge? A traffic ticket? A neighborhood patrol? There is much more to “policing” in a democracy.

Mitch McConnell is “clutching his pearls while having a fainting spell” over the phrase defund the police, and has faked outrage over protesters pushing public officials to reevaluate the nation’s police budgets. In fact, he would have us believe he loves law enforcement and “the police.”

Thanks to Bill Londrigan for sending us this.

By KAY TILLOW

In a television ad repeated incessantly, 60’s quarterback star Joe Namath reads his lines to promote the Medicare Coverage Helpline.  “Are you getting all the benefits you deserve?”  He ticks off the new benefits.  You may be able to lower your out of pocket costs and get extra benefit now, he says.

By BERRY CRAIG

 AFT Local 1360

 Louisville International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 369 represents more than 2,600 “workers in all aspects of the electrical industry, including construction, utility, maintenance, manufacturing, broadcasting and more,” says the union’s website.

 “More” includes Amy McGrath for Senate campaign workers.