President, Calloway County Retired Teachers Association

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week across the country.

But in Kentucky, teachers have been under attack by our Republican Governor from the minute he set foot in Frankfort. He has called teachers unpatriotic, greedy, ignorant, complicit to drug overdoses and accidental shootings, and lazy.

The legislature has passed failed charter school legislation and tried to reduce teacher’s pensions and healthcare benefits. 

The Labor Wire

May 7, 2019

This week, we’re celebrating the millions of working people who have committed themselves to serving our communities every day. As we mark both Teacher Appreciation Week and Public Service Recognition Week, the labor movement is doing more than tipping our hat. We’re keeping up the fight to defend these tireless public servants’ rights and dignities on the job.


AFT Local 1360

I wish I had a dollar for every time I've seen or heard where some union-hater slammed organized labor as un-patriotic.

From Donald Trump down, a ton of these rich, middle-aged or senior-citizen right-wingers actively avoided war and military service in their youth.

Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed special legislative session to consider a pension relief bill appears to be unraveling before it ever starts.

Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer said Monday that he has been told by several people that there are not enough votes in the Republican-led House to approve Bevin’s proposed bill.


The other day, multimillionaire GOP Gov. Matt Bevin released a commercial where he talked about his childhood "hardships.:  

I confess that I got teary-eyed when I heard him say that his childhood home had 3 bedrooms and only one bathroom.  My heart bled for him when I heard him say he did not have insurance until after he was in the Army. 

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is a presidential phone-buddy and White House regular who’s become one of President Donald Trump’s loudest surrogates.


AFT Local 1360

With the Democratic gubernatorial primary less than three weeks away, the three main contenders continue to draw union support.

Lexington-based CWA Local 3372 today endorsed Attorney Gen. Andy Beshear, according to the campaign's Sam Newton.

Beshear, House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins and former auditor Adam Edelen are the frontrunners for their party's nod. Perennial candidate Geoff Young rounds out the field.