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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.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Bluegrass State union members will gather in Louisville for a “Working People’s Day of Action” rally on Feb. 24, two days before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the first oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31.

Thanks to Bill Londrigan and Steve Earle for sending us this.

Our nation's pension funds are in crisis! This issue needs to be addressed now in order to prevent an economic disaster across the nation.

We are asking Congress to "Preserve Our Pensions" for tens of thousands of retirees because #TheyEarnedIt.

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

To all my conservative female friends mocking and complaining about the Women’s March on Washington and around the world, a gentle reminder:

Every time you go to the voting booth to choose your candidate—Republican or Democrat—you are doing so because of women who marched.

Thanks to Bill Finn, state director, Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Councill for sending us this. "Indiana Study confirms no savings found in Prevailing Wage Repeal. Wages dropped, less productivity and negative consequences for veterans, education and worker turnover," Finn said. "Click on the links for the Executive Summary or the Repeal Study below."

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Guitarist Alonzo Pennington answers to “International Thumpicker.” He wants to be called “congressman.”

The Caldwell countian tossed his hat is in the ring for the May 22 Democratic primary in the First Congressional District.

On the day that Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin declared a "day of prayer" for the small community impacted by last week's deadly school shooting, Bevin was speaking to an elite group of GOP donors at a private retreat in California.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Veteran trade unionist Eldon Renaud, a former Bowling Green mayor, is one of four Democratic candidates vying for the soon-to be-open 20th District state House seat. 

Longtime legislator Jody Richards, a former House speaker, is retiring.