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BY MATT MENCARINI

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- Despite growing pressure from Republicans and business leaders, Gov. Andy Beshear said he is not going to cut Kentucky’s unemployment benefits — at least not yet.

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Ms. Mitchell is a co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a nonprofit research and advocacy group that seeks to protect communities against concentrated economic power.

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Across the country, steelworkers at nine plants of Allegheny Technologies, Inc. have been on strike for the last 11 weeks.

They want raises; to stop contracting out; to secure full funding of their retirement benefits; and to beat back management’s efforts to introduce health insurance premiums and a second tier of coverage for younger workers.

The Steelworkers union (USW) accuses ATI of unfair labor practices including bad faith bargaining, and of holding retiree benefits hostage for contract concessions.

On June 19, we commemorate the emancipation of enslaved Black people in the United States.

To the Black community: We hope tomorrow is a day full of Black joy as you celebrate your power and resilience.

To the rest of us: Over the past year, white supremacy and domestic terrorism caused the murder of Black lives. It also caused the Jan. 6 insurrection, which was a great threat to our democracy. We cannot ignore the hate in this country.

Get vaccinated for yourself, your friends and your family. Add your name saying you got vaccinated, and we’ll send you a sticker. Union-made, obviously!

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