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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this. 

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the increase in union density in 2020:

The Kentucky State AFL-CIO COPE Committee has made three more endorsements for the Nov. 5 election:

-- Special Election – House District 18 – Grayson and Hardin Counties – Becky Miller Endorsed Candidate. November 5th 

-- Special Election – House District 63 – Boone and Kenton Counties – Josh Blair Endorsed Candidate 

KENTUCKY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Frankfort, KY — The Kentucky Democratic Party is calling on Matt Bevin to explain why a taxpayer-funded state jet was flown to New Mexico this weekend. 

According to public flight tracking, a state-owned jet flew from Kentucky to New Mexico for 90 minutes on Sunday before returning back to Kentucky.

KENTUCKY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Frankfort, KY — In case you missed it, this weekend Kentuckians who have been on the receiving end of Matt Bevin’s nasty insults and bullying came together for a ‘Bullied by Bevin’ picnic, hosted by Republican State Senator Dan Seum. 

A fund-raising reception for the Andy Beshear-Jacqueline Coleman ticket is set for 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Lloyd M. Hall Community Center, 150 S. Church St. in Salyersville.

Beshear, the outgoing attorney general, and Coleman, his running mate, are endorsed by the Kentucky State AFL-CIO. 

Special guests include Greg Stumbo, the state AFL-CIO-endorsed candidate for attorney general; and House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins, who has enjoyed union support in his House races.

"Terry Miller and the Dixie Bridge Band" will provide entertainment.

By BILL ESTEP and Will Wright

Miners who blocked a railroad shipment of coal in Harlan County because they hadn’t been paid by a bankrupt coal company have ended the high-profile protest.

The number of people blocking the tracks at Cumberland had dwindled as miners laid off from the coal company, Blackjewel, took other jobs to support their families, said Cumberland Mayor Charles Raleigh.

“The miners have stayed as long as they can,” said Raleigh, whose son and brother worked for Blackjewel.

KENTUCKY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Frankfort, KY — With election day around the corner and his campaign in shambles, Matt Bevin is desperately trying to hide his record of taking away coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Not coincidentally, Barr and Rogers are two of the most anti-labor lawmakers in Washington.  Since they have been in Congress, Barr has voted the union position on issues 6 percent of the time and Rogers 14 percent, according to the current AFL-CIO Legislative Scorecard. Barr co-sponsored a national "right to work" bill.

By BRUCE MAPLES