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The senator tells HuffPost it’s time to ban right-to-work laws and make it easier to unionize.

By DAVE JAMIESON

The 26th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive is set for Saturday.

To participate, put out a bag (or bags) of non-perishable food for your letter carrier to take to a local food pantry.

The nationwide program is the largest one-day food drive in America. All food collected stays in the community in which it is donated. 

Last year's drive collected more than 80 million pounds of non-perishable food.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Al Cunningham is looking for a few good union men and women.

The Kentucky State AFL-CIO-endorsed candidate in the 6th House District Democratic primary needs volunteers to help him canvas neighborhoods the last two weekends before the May 22 election. He can be reached via email at [email protected] 

EDITOR'S NOTE: We thank Desiree Owen, the labor-endorsed Democratic candidate in the First House District. for sending us this outstanding article. We encourage you to share it on social media and with your union brothers and sisters.  If ever there was a cautionary tale, this  is it.

By ERIC LEVITZ

By BERRY CRAIG
AFT Local 1360

The Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council has unanimously endorsed Eldon Renaud for the state House of Representatives.

In a letter to the candidate, Bill Finn, KSBCTC president, said that the endorsement stemmed from the candidate's "commitments to stand up for the value our members bring to Kentucky's economy and" from his belief "that all Kentuckians deserve a path to the middle class, economic prosperity and fairness." 

Robots put jobs on the line and threaten a rise in income inequality, experts say

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE

Sylvia Antuna is worried. The cook has worked at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for 18 years. But after some fellow cooks showed her a video of a restaurant in China that uses robots, she’s become concerned her job won’t be around much longer.

By jARED BERNSTEIN

I’ll get into the weeds momentarily, but the three reasons are:

— There’s still slack in the job market.

— Productivity growth is slow.

— Many workers have too little bargaining clout in our highly unequal economy.

I’ve got policy solutions for each one of these, by the way, so you’ll definitely want to postpone your weekend and read through to the end.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The state’s largest labor federation has received Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky’s first Partner Award.

“The Kentucky State AFL-CIO has been a critical voice for Kentucky’s families and children through their support of our statewide child abuse prevention efforts,” said Jill Seyfred, PCAK executive director.

The state AFL-CIO is one of only five of PCAK's 215 partners to be recognized in 2018.