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Billy Graham’s granddaughter says, “This president doesn’t represent our faith.”

“If we are right,” the group wrote in a letter, “this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote.”

EDITOR'S NOTE: Here is a statement from Marisa McNee, Kentucky Democratic Party spokesperson, on the poll: This poll reflects the clear grassroots support for Amy McGrath, and confirms

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Memo to public employees: Call Billy Thompson, United Steelworkers District 8 director, and ask him about the “WORKER’S RIGHTS WALL OF FAME-WALL OF SHAME.”

It shows how lawmakers voted on a trio of union-busting bills in 2017.

Teachers, firefighters, police and others who work for state or local government might want their own "Wall" to reveal where senators and representatives stood on the GOP's pension-gutting bill, which Gov. Matt Bevin signed.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

A veteran western Kentucky Democratic activist suggests that while the legislature is in recess, fellow Democrats and party allies should picket firms owned by Republicans who voted for the controversial pension, tax and budget bills.

Todd Dunn and Berry Craig spoke on behalf of organized labor at Wednesday's  "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 Year Memorial March to Move" in Frankfort in honor of Dr. King, who was murdered in Memphis on April 4, 1968.

Dunn, from Louisville, and Craig, from Mayfield, are members of the Kentucky State AFL-CIO Executive Board. Dunn is president of the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council and president of UAW Local 862. A charter member of AFT Local 1360, Craig is also the state AFL-CIO webmaster-editor.

A brief part of Kyle Henderson's speech at Monday's massive teachers' rally at the Capitol made the NBC Nightly News.

"We are not going to let the new majority bully our kids' teachers," said Henderson, business manager of Paducah Plumbers and Steamfitters UA Local 184.

The Frankfort rally was part of a roundup story about teacher protests in the capitals of Kentucky and Oklahoma.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

J.P. Wright, railroad union man and modern labor troubadour, has rewritten the words to "Solidarity Forever," that grand old union song, in honor of Kentucky's public school teachers. He calls it "Schoolidarity Forever!" Click here to listen.

Sing along, too: 

When the union's inspiration through the worker's blood shall run.

EDITOR'S NOTE: We received this statement today from Ben Self, Kentucky Democratic Party chair: 

"You either stand up and fight for Kentuckians and their children or you don't. House and Senate Republicans have shown they put corporate interests ahead of the people in this state. The sewage-pension bill and backroom budget deals have made it clear to Kentuckians who at the Capitol is selling out our state. We stand with all Kentuckians today who demand to be heard."

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

EDITOR'S NOTE: Marshall Ward of Murray is president of the Calloway County Retired Teachers Association.

By MARSHALL WARD 

In the words of James Whitcomb Riley, a late 19th century Indiana poet, “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it is probably a duck.”

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO has endorsed Taylor in his campaign to retake his Eighth District House seat. He is from Hopkinsville.

By JEFF TAYLOR

Do you remember your first grade teacher's name? I do, it was Mrs. Baxter.  When I was 5-years-old, she was more than my teacher.  Like other elementary teachers, she was also a surrogate mother. She taught me how to write. I remember every teacher I ever had. I appreciate each of them.