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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, says the path to turning Congress blue runs through Kentucky’s First District.

He’s backing Alonzo Pennington of Princeton because the native western Kentuckian “is the candidate who can get it done.”

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

“Remember in November,” Kyle Henderson’s bumper stickers remind Bluegrass State motorists.

“‘How soon they forget’ – that’s been my experience with people and politics,” said Henderson, Paducah-based Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 184 business manager. “I want to keep everybody motivated.”

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

We are calling on Legislators from both parties, and in both chambers, to file and pass a simple resolution condemning the comments made by the Governor yesterday. Suggesting that a peaceful protest was the root cause of sexual assault, child abuse or drug dependency is morally repugnant and beneath the decorum we should expect of our Elected Officials.

We ask that you add the passage of this simple resolution to your call sheet. Call the legislative hotline @ 1 (800) 372-7181

By ROY PULLUM

There is something about being 72.  

I am rarely shocked by people's statements or actions.  It is hard to view the world through rose-colored glasses when I have seen so many crass actions and actors.  I have seen shoddy leadership and no leadership at all, but sometimes from the sewer of man's lack of civility, new excrement rises to the surface.

By BILL LONDRIGAN

Kentucky State AFL-CIO

Tomorrow and Saturday are the final two scheduled days of the 2018 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly and we are expecting thousands of teachers, state workers, union members and supporters at the Capitol. 

We will begin Friday with a 9 a.m. press conference at the state federation office, 140 Kings Daughter Dr., #100, and then we will proceed to the Capitol following the press conference. 

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.