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The following is a statement by Colmon Elridge, Chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party: 

Thanks to Kay Tillow for sending us this.

Webinar:  Thur., Sep. 23, 2021, 9 PM EDT – 10:30 PM EDT

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins and Tim Donoghue for sending us this.

By DAVE KAMPER

Economic Policy Institute

Thousands are expected this week in the forested hills of southern West Virginia to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain—a key conflict in labor history.

In the late summer of 1921, at least 7,000 coal miners affiliated with the

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Politics Unplugged: President Liz Shuler

CBS 5 Arizona

August 31, 2021

AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler joined azfamily 3TV CBS 5 Politics Unplugged last weekend to discuss the $15 minimum wage, the #PROAct, and the filibuster.

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Click here to view Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan's appearance on “Colonels of Truth” last night.

The hour-long program is produced by Lexington-based Progress Kentucky. Last night's show was hosted by Aaron VilesKimberly Cecil-Jones and Nate Orshan.

By KY120 UNITED-AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

Because the Republican led legislature stripped emergency powers from Governor Beshear, there is going to be an upcoming special session that will determine what schools can and can't do moving forward in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This letter appeared in today's Hickman County Times, published in Clinton. Mary B. Potter is a longtime friend of organized labor in Kentucky.

By MARY B. POTTER 

To the Editor:

By MARSHALL WARD

Monday is Labor Day, the traditional end of summer, but for the American worker it should be a reminder that we still have a long way to go for our workers to be fully compensated for the vital work that they do.

We still have a serious question facing the middle and working classes in America.

Why is there no-lose socialism for the rich and cutthroat hyper-capitalism for everyone else?

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

They’re called ICE trains. But they scorch the rails, whisking passengers smoothy and comfortably across the length and breadth of Germany at top speeds over 200 m.p.h.

Recently about 30 people gathered for an NCFO-SEIU 32BJ-sponsored rally in Louisville to press Congress to fully fund a national high-speed rail network which would include the Falls City.