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EDITOR'S NOTE: We got this from Lt. Col. Gene Nettles, U.S. Army retired, who lives in Fulton County, as far west as Kentucky goes.

EDITOR'S NOTE FROM BILL LONDRIGAN, Kentucky State AFL-CIO president: "We need to keep the pressure on McConnell.   We need to keep calling 866-832-1560 to McConnell’s office and tell h

Thanks to Michelle Blau for sending us this.

By CECIL ROBERTS

President, United Mine Workers of America

President Trump was right when he said health care is complicated. What is not complicated, however, is what working people want from our health care system. We want to be able to get the care our families need — when we need it — at a price that does not leave us bankrupt.

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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT LOCAL 1360

Roy Moore, the winner of today’s Alabama Republican primary, showed up at an election eve rally sporting a white cowboy hat and brown vest and brandishing a little silver pistol.

The headgear seemed a tad small. “Maybe it’s a just a five-gallon hat,” mused Melinda, my wife.

By JEFF TAYLOR

"Am I my brother's keeper?" (Gen 4:9)

This is a question we would do well to ask ourselves regarding the state’s pension crisis. We all have family, friends and neighbors who are anxious about the pension crisis. Do legislators have a responsibility to keep pensions intact? Of course they do. 

He basically just killed Republicans’ effort to gut the Affordable Care Act. Again.

By JENNIFER BENDERY

WASHINGTON ― Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Friday that he doesn’t support the latest Obamacare repeal bill, all but ensuring Republicans’ last-ditch effort to gut the Affordable Care Act is dead in the water.

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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Pretend a Democrat is president.

He won the nomination by smearing most other hopefuls, including a quartet of U.S. senators.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

With President Trump tanking in the polls, Terry Stahl figured his idea for a bumper sticker was bound to be a hit.

“Don’t blame me, I voted for Hillary,” was to be the message. “Then I changed my mind,” said the 60-year-old die-hard Democrat from Bowling Green.

EDITOR'S NOTE: More than 600 labor organizations, including the Kentucky State AFL-CIO, have endorsed HR 676. 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Kay Tillow answers naysayer to single-payer health care by pointing to polls and citing history.

Several public opinion surveys show growing support for a single payer system, according to Tillow, who heads Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

“We’re still standing” is the theme of the Labor Day parade in Paducah, Ky.

It’s appropriate.

In January, the Republican-majority Kentucky General Assembly, egged on by a tea party GOP governor, tried to kayo organized labor in the Bluegrass State.

The legislature delivered a pair of haymakers. Republican lawmakers passed a “right to work” law and repealed the prevailing wage.

Gov. Matt Bevin giddily signed the bills.