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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.

Brothers and Sisters:

A fellow Brother of IBEW Local 816 in Paducah, KY experienced a tragedy this week. His son Preston Cope lost his life in the Marshall County High School shooting, A Memorial Fund has been established in his honor.

Memorial contributions may be given to the:

Preston Cope Memorial Fund

c/o CFSB

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

When Ronald Reagan ran for president in 1980, the GOP put out a TV commercial in which a union guy said Reagan was for working stiffs like him.

Unions warned that the far-right-wing Reagan was notoriously anti-union. "A union member voting for Ronald Reagan would be like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders," said a sign in a Paducah union hall.

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.    

Congress is currently considering the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (HR 986/S 63), a bill that would strip National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protections from nearly one million workers.

Background on the NLRA

By MICHAEL TACKETT

WASHINGTON — The president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O., Richard Trumka, who flirted with an alliance with President Trump, delivered a searing critique on Tuesday of the president’s first year, saying that he had used the White House “to actively hurt working people” and favor corporate interests.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The Kentucky State AFL-CIO and Louisville-based Teamsters Local 89 will lose no time in appealing today's Franklin Circuit Court decision that upheld the state’s “right to work” law, according to Bill Londrigan, state AFL-CIO president.

The court dismissed a suit to overturn the law that the state federation and the Teamsters filed last May.

“Don’t ever preach to me about anything ever again.”

By ED MAZZA

Michael Steele, the former chair of the Republican National Committee, has just about had it with evangelical Christian leaders who support President Donald Trump no matter what.

The Vermont senator delighted in circumventing the television networks.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO is one of more than 600 union organizations nationwide that has endorsed HR 676, a single-payer bill.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO has endorsed Belcher.

Linda Belcher is running in the special election on Feb. 20 for that seat vacated when Dan Johnson killed himself after serious sexual assaults were revealed.  If you remember, Dan narrowly won District 49 (neighboring Bullitt County) in 2016, even after posting racist photos of President Obama.