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EDITOR'S NOTE: McGrath is the Kentucky State AFl-CIO endorsed candidate for the US Senate.

By AMY McGrath

EDITOR'S NOTE: We thank our brothers and sisters in the Jefferson County Teachers Association for sharing this with us. We just signed the petition. You can, too, by clicking here. 

By Phil Neuenfeldt, president, Wisconsin State AFL-CIO and

Stephanie Bloomingdale, secretary-treasurer, Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

Through decades of struggle, working people and their unions have improved working conditions and made jobs safer. From the creation of OSHA, to training requirements, supplied safety gear, licensing standards and asbestos regulations, workers and unions in tandem with our government have made strides towards creating workplaces safer for all.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Star high school athletes make a big splash in the local news when they officially sign to play college ball.

“Why not have a special sign up day for students going into vocational training for a career, too?” asked Jeff Taylor of Hopkinsville, who is running to reclaim his seat in the state House of Representatives.

“If I’m elected, I’ll introduce legislation for a sign-up day.”

Crooner-turned-Congressional candidate Alonzo Pennington wrote, sang and played on his guitar "We Can Do Better" at the big teacher rally in Frankfort on April 13.

He has turned the tune into a music video. Click here to listen and watch.

Op-Ed: Legislative Session Was About Shift and Shaft

The 2018 Kentucky General Assembly featured larger throngs of protestors than any session in recent memory.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, says the path to turning Congress blue runs through Kentucky’s First District.

He’s backing Alonzo Pennington of Princeton because the native western Kentuckian “is the candidate who can get it done.”

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

“Remember in November,” Kyle Henderson’s bumper stickers remind Bluegrass State motorists.

“‘How soon they forget’ – that’s been my experience with people and politics,” said Henderson, Paducah-based Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 184 business manager. “I want to keep everybody motivated.”

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360