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By ALLISON SLONE

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this.

Dear legislators,

I am a public school teacher and this special session may not directly impact me, but I am invested in fighting for all public employee’s rights, pensions, health care, revenue, and funding of state programs, including public education. 

Kentucky Democratic Party

Kentucky New Era: “At $65,000 per day, this week-long spectacle appears to be one expensive political stunt.”

By JOHN CHEVES and JACK BRAMMER

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin wanted the special legislative session he called this week to consider only his own proposed changes to the state pension system. Lawmakers had other ideas when they convened Friday morning.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

“Changing the world of work for good” says a sign over the front door of Congress House, London headquarters of the British Trades Union Congress, a labor federation similar to the AFL-CIO.

It's more than the TUC motto. It reflects the federation's mission in theory and practice.

By TOM LOFTUS

FRANKFORT – Gov. Matt Bevin has said he will call the Kentucky General Assembly into special session at 8 a.m. Friday to pass a pension proposal.

Bevin is expected to issue the formal proclamation calling the session Thursday.

Here’s a look at the special session and the issue lawmakers want to address:

Andy Beshear is taking to social media in a new video to talk about the latest legal brief in his fight to protect health care for Kentuckians with pre-existing health conditions. This comes about a month after Matt Bevin signed onto a legal brief on the opposite side of Andy. 

The Louisville Zoo turns 50 this year and 2019 is also the 20th anniversary of the Falls City's Labor Day at the Zoo Picnic and Car Show.

Sponsored by the Greater Louisville United Labor Picnic Inc. for union members and their families, the festivities start at 10 a.m., rain or shine, and go to 3 p.m. on Sept. 2.  Exhibits will stay open until 6.

Food and drinks will be served from 11 to 3. (Zoo hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)