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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Missouri voters nixed the Show Me State’s “right to work law” by a 2-to-1 margin.

Despite the drubbing, anti-union Republicans could pass another RTW law when the legislature meets in January, warned Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis.

The GOP enjoys super-majorities in the state House and Senate. It's doubtful that the Democrats can flip both chambers on Nov. 6. 

By BERRY CRAIG 

AFT  Local 1360

The UFCW is into food, not fighting.

“But several people have approached our trailer, very excited because they thought we are the Ultimate Fighting Champions,” Caitlin Blair said with a chuckle. “That’s always funny.”

Blair is communications and political director of Louisville-based United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227. The local is proud of its custom-made trailer that volunteers pull around the state, mainly to raise money for members in financial straits.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO unanimously endorsed McGrath over Barr. Barr has voted the union position on legislation only 6 percent of the time since he's been in Congress. He was of the first co-sponsors of HR 785, the National Right-to-Work Act. McGrath opposes RTW at the national and state level.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Remember "Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover," the 1975 Paul Simon hit? GOP Gov. Matt Bevin and Republican lawmakers have come up with just 10 fewer ways to hike your taxes. So how about a reworded reprise, KDP? "Forty Ways to Raise your Taxes"?  

By KENNY COLSTON

Kentucky Democratic Party digital director

The first day of school is an exciting time for students, eager to get back into classrooms and happy to see friends they’ve missed over the summer. It’s also a time for paperwork – providing schools with up-to-date information on students, updating lesson plans, re-arranging schedules to accommodate for the school day.

By JEFF STEIN

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders apologized late Tuesday for wrongly stating that President Trump has created three times as many jobs for black workers as President Barack Obama did.

At a news conference Tuesday, Sanders said Obama created 195,000 jobs for African Americans during his eight years in office.