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EDITOR'S NOTE: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO unanimously endorsed Democrat Paul Walker over Comer, who is one of the most anti-labor lawmakers in Washington. Comer is a co-sponsor of HR 785, the "National Right-to-Work Act," and he has voted the union position on legislation affecting labor only 5 percent of the time, according to the AFL-CIO.

Those who benefit most from the status quo spend a lot of money to persuade the rest of us that this – an economy that serves the top 1% — is good for us and, in fact, the best we can do.

By TIM KOECHLIN

The United States is among the richest societies ever. But despite all of its productivity, all of its abundance, and all of its potential, the US economy does not adequately meet the needs of the human beings who give it life, rely on it, and live and die by it. We can do way, way better.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan, Secretary-Treasurer Jeff Wiggins and Political Coordinator Liles Taylor attended the rally. 

By OWEN DAUGHERTY

The passion from the crowd of thousands who traveled from all over the country was palpable as union workers descended on the Statehouse Thursday to call on their elected representatives — both in Columbus and Washington — to save their dwindling pension funds.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

I know summertime is vacation time, but election day is less than four months away.

"If our brothers and sisters aren't fired up about this election, I don't know what it would take to fire them up," a veteran western Kentucky union leader told me.

I agreed.  

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

A pair of labor-endorsed Democratic congressional candidates have added their voices to the growing chorus of bipartisan criticism over President Trump's Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Click here to read "Why won't Donald Trump speak for America," a New York Times editorial. 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Rep. John Yarmuth says President Trump "made his choices clear" in his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland's capital. 

By JOSEPH GERTH

Would someone bake a casserole for that man?

Or get him enrolled in a “Meals on Wheels” program?

If they don’t, I’m worried that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is going to starve.

Read more here.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

David Axelrod is one of several Trump critics who are comparing the president at Helsinki to Neville Chamberlain at Munich.

“He just gave aid and comfort to a despot who invaded our elections,” tweeted President Obama's top campaign strategist.