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EDITOR'S NOTE:  Scroll down to "IN THE STATES" to see Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan quoted in "Mourn the dead, fight like hell for the living and pass the PRO Act" a Daily Kos posting.

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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

"Elections have consequences," warns Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan.

He's right.

"It doesn't matter who gets elected--politicians are all the same." How many times have we heard that baloney? (I can think of a stronger word than "baloney," but this is a family-friendly website.)

By BILL LONDRIGAN

Tomorrow is is Workers Memorial Day and this year we will again commemorate those killed on the job during the previous year virtually. 
Join us at 2 p.m. (EDT) when Gov. Andy Beshear and Congressman John Yarmuth will be with us via video or live depending on schedules to show their support for our commitment to improving workplace safety and health and calling attention to the ongoing problem of COVID exposure at work and other critical safety and health concerns.

Fifty years ago on April 28, the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect, promising every worker the right to a safe job.

Unions have fought hard to make that promise a reality—winning protections that have made jobs safer and saved lives.

But our work is not done.

Each year, thousands of workers are killed and millions suffer injury or illness because of dangerous working conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic has also highlighted the inextricable link between workplace safety and health and our communities.

WASHINGTON (PAI)—Saying the National Labor Relations Act’s 86-year-old mandate to have the government encourage worker organizing “has never been fully enforced,” Democratic President Joe Biden created an interagency task force on worker organizing and empowerment and told it to report practical measures to him within 180 days.