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.


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."


AFT Local 1360

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


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.


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.

Click here  to listen to Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan talk about Dr. King support for unions and what they do.  


AFT Local 1360

Kentuckians, including many union members, will march in Frankfort Wednesday in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was murdered in Memphis on April 4, 1968.


State Director, Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council

This is what democracy looks like when the Republicans hold the majorities in the House and Senate and the governor's office.