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THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 at 11:00am at 3000 Fern Valley Rd, Louisville, KY, join hardworking Kentuckians and our allies as we Rally to stand up for our freedoms.

Given the central role that organized labor plays in defending workers’ rights, it’s hardly surprising that the Trump administration has sought to weaken American unions.

Caps on Medical Benefits: HB 2 terminates all medical treatment at 15 years from date of injury, except in permanent total disability, permanent partial paralysis and certain amputation cases.  HB 2 requires the Kentucky Department of Workers Claims (DWC) to send a Notice of Termination letter to each injured worker at 26 weeks prior to the expiration of their entitlement to medical benefits; requires the injured worker to obtain and file medical documents by the ph

By BILL FINN

State director, Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council

House Bill-2 is the Workers Compensation Bill which was filed late Monday and is being rushed through in Committee tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 8:00 a.m. 

The third session of “The U. S. Civil Rights Movement and Its Place in History,” a community forum, is set for Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Carl Braden Memorial Center, 3208 West Broadway in Louisville.

Ira Grupper, a veteran civil rights and labor activist who is teaching the class, has extended a special invitation to union members.

As Black Lives Matter and other social justice campaigns focus more on economic inequality, unions see an opportunity

By MIKE ELK

Payday Report (Click here to see the latest edition.)

 After decades of decline unions have found a new champion in efforts to organize workers: the Black Lives Matter movement.

Thanks to Bill Londrigan for sending us this.

Gov. Matt Bevin and his union-busting buddies in the General Assembly and the state’s business community are celebrating the lower court ruling upholding Kentucky’s new law that prohibits any requirement that a worker pays union dues as a condition for holding a job.

The Kentucky Right to Work Act was passed by the General Assembly a year ago as one of the first bills enacted after the Republican Party gained control of the Kentucky House.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Donald Trump carried all but two of Kentucky’s 120 counties, and he collected a whopping 62.5 percent of the vote.

Thanks to Bill Londrigan for sending us this.

By ELDON RENAUD

I believe the state pension cuts and education cuts proposed by Gov. Matt Bevin are unfair and unlawful.

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

Palm Beach Town Council Reinstated Pension Plan After Unsuccessful and Costly Shift to 401(k) Accounts  

Webinar on Thursday, February 15th at 1 PM ET to Review Findings 

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 8, 2018 – A new case study examines the impacts of the 2012 actions of the Town of Palm Beach to close its existing defined benefit (DB) pension systems for its employees, including police officers and firefighters.