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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Add classless to the list of apt descriptors for Mitch McConnell.

Thanks to Liles Taylor and Bill Finn for sending us this. Click here to see your Kentucky State AFL-CIO-endorsed candidates.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

More than 204,000 people have lost their lives in the Covid-19 pandemic.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Unique United Steelworkers of America-made "Wall of Fame-Wall of Shame" banners are hitting the road in the Bluegrass State.

“We’ve now got another one you can take to as many union meetings as you want to,” Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan told delegates at the federation's recent biennial state convention in Lexington.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Bill Londrigan closed the Kentucky State AFL-CIO convention with a bittersweet stroll down memory lane.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks to President Bill Londrigan for sending us this story. Chuck Jones, retired president of USW Local 1999 at Carrier, was a featured speaker at the recent state AFL-CIO convention in Lexington. Click here to see a Liles Taylor video in which Jones tells about taking on Trump.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

If you missed the Donald Trump Halloween joke, don’t worry. Gleeful Democrats are retelling it:

“What do Donald Trump and a pumpkin have in common?”

“They’re both orange on the outside, hollow on the inside and should be tossed out in early November.”

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Daniel Hurt, 24, of Grand Rivers, earned the Youth Labor Award at the Kentucky State AFL-CIO Convention in Lexington Monday night.

"It was a religious experience," said a grinning Hurt after hearing UMWA President Cecil Roberts raise the roof during his keynote address to about 150 cheering and clapping delegates, family and friends at the Embassy Suites hotel.   

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The day after Republican Matt Bevin was elected governor, a teacher who voted for Democrat Jack Conway walked into her public school and ran into a small huddle of angry teachers.

"We're ready to go to Frankfort and protest!" griped one, speaking for the group. "We voted for Bevin, but we didn't know he was going to hurt our pensions."

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

This senior citizen has a hard time figuring out computerized, check-yourself-in airport kiosks.

Like Blanche DuBois, “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” So, I’m grateful to nice folks who are still around to check me in the old way.

“Thank you so very much,” I gushed with profound appreciation to the woman who sped my wife and me to our homeward flight from London's Heathrow airport last summer. (I'm pretty sure she belonged to the UNITE union.) 

We thank Kentuckian Michelle Blau of the AFL-CIO in Washington for sending us this news release.