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The American Bar Association had rated the new nominee, Judge Justin Walker, as unqualified, but he has strong conservative support

By KARL HULSE

Vulnerable coal miners suffering from black lung disease fear what will happen if COVID-19 is added to the mix.

By MATT KRUPNICK

From Bill Londrigan:

Brothers and Sisters:

It is my sad duty to inform you of the sudden passing of long time member of BCTGM and Greater Louisville CLC United Way Labor Liaison Brother Joe Phelps.  Please keep Joe and his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.  I will send you arrangements when they become available. 

In Solidarity, Bill

It’s that time again! Building on last year’s success, we are excited to announce the second annual AFL‑CIO district meetings. Over the next several months, labor activists across the country will come together under the banner: Growing Our Movement—Empowering Our Communities.

Southern District, April 4-5, Atlanta

A bill pending in the Kentucky House would punch new holes in the state’s Open Records Act, making it harder to follow public incentives offered to companies by the Economic Development Cabinet.

Thanks to Travis Brock for sending us this.

By JOSH JAMES

With the deadline to file Senate bills in the rear view mirror and the House due date fast approaching, Kentucky lawmakers say pension reforms could still resurface — in some form.

By BILL FINN 

State Director, Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council

A devastating bill has been filed to dramatically lower unemployment insurance benefits.

Thanks to Bill Londrigan for sending us this.

He’s not an institutionalist. He’s the man who surrendered the Senate to the president.

By ADAM JENTLESON

Mr. Jentleson is a former deputy chief of staff to retired Senator Harry Reid.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

At least Kentucky Republicans are consistent.

For the umpteenth time, they're trying to nationalize an election for the Kentucky legislature--this one just two weeks from today. 

Democrat Darrell Pugh and Republican Phillip Wheeler are battling for the open 31st District Senate seat in eastern Kentucky.

Ray Jones had to give up the seat because he was elected Pike County judge-executive last November. Hence, a special election was necessary.