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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

Walmart’s bait-and-switch didn’t surprise Bill Londrigan, president of the Kentucky State AFL-CIO.

“This is the second huge corporation to pull this stunt,” he said. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a letter-to-the editor Herb Pritchett, chair of the Henderson County Democratic party and friend of organized labor, has submitted to the Henderson Gleaner.

Thanks to Liles Taylor for the heads up about Walmart's bait-and-switch.  

By MARTHA C. WHITE

Walmart announced on Thursday it would raise starting wages for hourly employees to $11 an hour beginning next month, and will give some of its hourly workers one-time bonuses that could be as high as $1,000. In total, more than a million employees could benefit, the company said.

The Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression is sponsoring “The U. S. Civil Rights Movement and Its Place in History,” a community forum, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Carl Braden Memorial Center, 3208 West Broadway in Louisville.

The Kentucky State AFL-CIO COPE Committee has voted to endorse Democrat Linda Belcher in the Feb. 20 special election for the House District 49 seat which became vacant upon the death of State Rep. Dan Johnson, a Republican.

The district encompasses Bullitt County.

Johnson committed suicide last month following a report alleging that he sexually assaulted a girl in 2013. His widow, Rebecca Johnson, also a Republican, is seeking to replace him.

Dave Suetholz announced today that he is entering the race for State Senate District 20 against Sen. Paul Hornback.

Dave made the following statement:

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Donald Trump tweeted that he's "a very stable genius" and is not nuts. 

A sanity certificate trumps a tweet. There's precedent for the president seeking one.