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Negroes are almost entirely a working people. There are pitifully few Negro millionaires, and few Negro employers.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

I’ve been voting since 1968.

By BILL LONDRIGAN

Kentucky State AFL-CIO President

As you know, HB 2, which caps benefits for injured workers at 15 years, passed the House Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committee yesterday. 

HB 2 has two readings and will get its third reading on Tuesday, and could be voted on during Tuesday’s session.  Rep. Jill York has filed Floor Amendment 1 to HB 2 – which protects and improves injured worker benefits. 

By BILL LONDRIGAN

Kentucky State AFL-CIO President

Yesterday, a state House Committee voted 15-7 to pass HB2, a Workers' Compensation “Reform” bill, cutting medical benefits for injured workers. Now it is going to the House floor for a vote. This fight is far from over, but we need your help.

I'm asking you to email your State Representative now, before they vote on the House floor, to defend these benefits and affected workers--current and future.

By AMANDA WOLFSON

Herb Segal, who was the king of Kentucky’s labor lawyers, died Feb. 8 at the Masonic Home of Kentucky, according to his daughter, Troy Segal. He was 94 and had Alzheimer’s disease.

In his six decades as a labor lawyer, Segal defended waiters, electrical workers, machinists, pari-mutuel clerks, librarians, government workers, firefighters, police, autoworkers, service workers, cooks, iron workers, typesetters, paper workers and more.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

HB 2, a Republican-backed measure to gut the state workers' compensation program, is headed to a floor vote in the GOP-majority state House of Representatives. 

The Kentucky State AFL-CIO says the battle against the bill isn't over.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Marshall Ward is president of the Calloway County Retired Teachers Association. He is responding to a recent column from Jim Waters of the conservative, anti-union and Republican-leaning Bluegrass Public Policy Institute.

Caps on Medical Benefits: HB 2 terminates all medical treatment at 15 years from date of injury, except in permanent total disability, permanent partial paralysis and certain amputation cases.  HB 2 requires the Kentucky Department of Workers Claims (DWC) to send a Notice of Termination letter to each injured worker at 26 weeks prior to the expiration of their entitlement to medical benefits; requires the injured worker to obtain and file medical documents by the ph

By BILL FINN

State director, Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council

House Bill-2 is the Workers Compensation Bill which was filed late Monday and is being rushed through in Committee tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 8:00 a.m. 

The third session of “The U. S. Civil Rights Movement and Its Place in History,” a community forum, is set for Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Carl Braden Memorial Center, 3208 West Broadway in Louisville.

Ira Grupper, a veteran civil rights and labor activist who is teaching the class, has extended a special invitation to union members.