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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this. 

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the increase in union density in 2020:

By JACK BRAMMER and DANIEL DESROCHERS

Kentucky Republican lawmakers ignored cries of overreach from their Democratic colleagues Friday and approved in committee two major bills challenging Gov. Andy Beshear’s emergency orders to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Separately, another committee did not act on a bill that would reshape the state’s courts system after Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. railed against it.

The following is a statement from Colmon Elridge, Chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party, after both Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue conceded their respective races.

“Congratulations to Senators-elect Warnock and Ossoff for their tireless campaigning and hard fought victories. 

By MARSHALL WARD

Our corrupt, deranged president, his sycophants, and the silence of his complicit enablers set the stage for the Jan. 6 crimes in the People’s House.

As America watched in real time, federal laws were broken by seditious thugs:

1) 18 USC 2383: Rebellion or Insurrection

2) 18 USC 2384: Seditious Conspiracy

3) 18 USC 2385: Advocating overthrow of Government

4) 18 USC § 351 - assault on a member of Congress

By JOSEPH GERTH

Soon-to-be Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stood in the well of the United States Senate on Wednesday and stood up for the rule of law when he called on members of Congress to end the silliness and certify the results of the 2020 election that saw former Vice President Joe Biden beat Donald Trump.

Well, lah-di-dah.

By TAMMY BERLIN via ActionNetwork.org

Last night Governor Andy Beshear gave a budget address calling for funding of education priorities that will benefit every student and educator in the Commonwealth. Kentucky has 685,000 public school students. That’s 685,000 reasons why our legislators should fund the Governor’s budget priorities for education.