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Governor Beshear has reversed the finding of the Bevin administration’s Labor Cabinet that teachers broke the law when using “sickouts” to protest the education policies of the Bevin administration.

According to Beshear, nearly 1,000 teachers were “wrongly accused of violating state labor laws,” which could have resulted in civil penalties of up to $1,000 per violation.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic presidential hopefuls have union fans in Kentucky, where the primary is May 19.   

But in a recent fund-raising email, the Biden campaign made a proposition that all of us who pack union cards can agree to: So while you are making your New Year’s resolutions, make sure to add one more: Beating Donald Trump.

Here's another one: Ditching Mitch.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Right on cue, President Trump dredged up Benghazi from the right-wing fever swamps when he congratulating himself for his handling of the the attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Because the Republicans keep pushing this phony conspiracy theory, we thought this 2015 Newsweek story is worth another look.

By KURT EICHENWALD

Moussa Koussa.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Leslie McColgin is a good friend and ally of organized labor in western Kentucky, where she lives. We thought this informationis valuable to our many retired members who are on Medicare.

 By Leslie in KY

By OLIVIA KRAUTH

Louisville Courier-Journal

After years of leading education activism efforts, a teacher is running to unseat one of Kentucky's top Republicans.

Tiffany Dunn filed Monday to run against House Speaker David Osborne in the May Republican primary for House District 59, which covers the bulk of Oldham County.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Not coincidentally, Jordan is one of the most anti-union lawmakers in Congress. Since he was elected in 2007, he has voted the union position on issues just 3 percent of the time, according to the AFL-CIO's Legislative Scorecard. 

By SemDem