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On this day in 1955, the AFL and CIO gathered at our first joint convention. Sixty-four years later, the AFL-CIO has so much to be proud of.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

At least Gov. Bevin is consistent. 

Kentucky State AFL-CIO Executive Board Member Donna Haynes, IBEW Local 1701, presented state AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan a silver tray in appreciation for the state AFL-CIO helping sponsor las

By DANIEL DESROCHERS

On Thursday morning, every county board of election in Kentucky will meet to recanvass the results of the Nov. 5 election for governor.

The recanvass comes at the request of Gov. Matt Bevin, who lost last Tuesday by 0.38 percentage points to Gov.-elect Andy Beshear. A recanvass is relatively common in close races, but Kentucky hasn’t seen one in a statewide race since the last time Bevin was running for office, when he beat U.S. Rep. James Comer by 83 points in the Republican Primary in 2015.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Marshall Pullen was "The Counselor" to his union brothers and sisters in Paducah USW Local 550 at the old gaseous diffusion plant.

"After Marshall became a committeeman in the then OCAW Local 550 union leadership, he studied and became knowledgeable of the National Labor Relations Act, and its benefit to workers' rights," remembered Jim Key, Local 550 vice president.

By LAWRENCE WITTNER

Despite the upbeat words from America’s billionaire president about the “economic miracle” he has produced, economic inequality in the United States is on the rise.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

It’s no secret we have an economy that doesn’t work for everyone. Without a fair tax system, working people will be left behind—it’s time that millionaires pay their fair share. That’s why we need the “Millionaires Surtax.”

Will you sign the petition right now in support of the Millionaires Surtax?

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was featured on MSNBC's "The 11th Hour with Brian Williams" Monday night. Citing the story, the host asked Clint Watts, a national security contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, "what's the alarm bell for 2020?" Watts replied, "it was the Russians that were the forerunners in 2016;  it will be Americans that do this to other Americans in 2020." While there is no evidence linking Gov.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Booker is hosting a rally today at 1:30 p.m. at the Port Shaw Community Center, 3713 W. Market Street in Louisville.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

It looks like state Rep. Charles Booker, D-Louisville, might be aiming for Washington, not Frankfort, next year.

"My faith is why I’m seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate," says the freshman lawmaker in an email seeking donations for an exploratory committee.

Thanks to Daniel Hurt for sending us this.

By LUKE PARKER

I live in the East End of Louisville. I am a registered Republican. I am an evangelical Christian, pro-life, for traditional marriage and as conservative as you can get. I have boasted to my friends for years that I have never voted for a Democrat.