Kentucky State AFL-CIO

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The deadly coronavirus pandemic has forced our state, our country and our world into frightening and unsettling times. No one knows how this global health crisis will last. 

From Bill Finn:

Kentucky Building Trades Affiliates,


Every general assembly, the Kentucky House and the Kentucky Senate release bills numbered one through five that are supposed to reflect the priorities of the leadership in each chamber. The majority party gets to do that because they are in charge, and those numbers are traditionally reserved for the bills they think are the most important.

Join the Reenactment of Bloody Sunday for Voting Participation

The Kentucky Selma Commemoration Coalition is co-hosting a reenactment of “Bloody Sunday” in Frankfort on Sunday to promote and expand voting throughout Kentucky.

The march begins at 2 p.m. at Main Street and Capital Avenue, with the lineup starting at 12:30 p.m.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Trump's anti-union enablers include Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul and Reps. Andy Barr, James Comer, Brett Guthrie, Thomas Massie and Hal Rogers. Rep. John Yarmuth, Kentucky's lone Democrat on Capitol Hill is one of labor's best friends in Congress.   



In an editorial aimed at Republicans in the state legislature, almost 100 organizations from across Kentucky have called on the legislature to drop or dramatically amend House Bill 1. The bill has been characterized as “necessary reforms” to public assistance programs, but includes such dramatic punitive measures as a lifetime ban from all assistance programs for breaking a rule in one program.

A classified briefing to House members is said to have angered the president, who complained that Democrats would “weaponize” the disclosure.

The Joe Phelps Memorial Clay Shoot will be held Saturday April 11 in Brooks, KY. Details of this fundraiser sponsored by the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council and the Metro United Way arePDF iconattached.

Bill Finn