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'I am more empowered and energized than ever' November 15, 2018 - 9:31pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: In the last few days, we have seen more than a few letters from defeated candidates thanking their supporters. We published one from Amy McGrath, your state AFL-CIO-endorsed candidate for Congress in the Sixth District. But this one from Martha Emmons of Paducah is one of the most thoughtful and gracious we've read. Emmons was your state AFL-CIO-endorsed candidate in the Third State House District. 

Test Article November 15, 2018 - 1:54pm

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Test Article November 15, 2018 - 1:40pm

Interactively implement revolutionary collaboration and idea-sharing without synergistic data. Synergistically leverage existing goal-oriented customer service with technically sound products. Efficiently aggregate alternative markets before fully researched data. Collaboratively strategize competitive supply chains for dynamic niche markets.

Test 1 November 15, 2018 - 12:14pm

Monotonectally reintermediate vertical total linkage whereas innovative technology. Efficiently strategize turnkey best practices after business initiatives. Dynamically develop best-of-breed experiences with highly efficient resources. Compellingly parallel task market positioning ROI before B2B interfaces.

Scholarship Program November 15, 2018 - 12:09pm

The Annual AFL-CIO Scholarship Program is in its 61st year. Through the scholarship program, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO is honored to continue a long tradition of helping students continue their education as they work toward creating bright futures.

2019 AFL-CIO Community Services School November 15, 2018 - 10:14am

SAVE THE DATE
2019 AFL-CIO
COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHOOL
Brothers & Sisters:

Mark your calendars! The 2019 AFL-CIO Community Services School at the UAW Family Education Center in Onaway, MI will take place from April 28 - May 3, 2019!

Registration opens in December!

Have questions? Contact Bob Cramer [email protected] or Kaitlynn Lamie [email protected].

In Solidarity,

The Labor and Community Services Department
Michigan Association of United Ways

Annual Labor Council Holiday Party November 15, 2018 - 10:14am

Stay tuned for upcoming details...

Dems boost labor in fund-raising email November 15, 2018 - 9:38am

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The Kentucky Democratic Party is boosting organized labor in a new fund-raising email.

From Forward Kentucky: Five strategies for a new economic agenda for Kentucky November 15, 2018 - 9:38am

By JASON BAILEY

When Kentuckians have made progress in the past—from improving our schools to expanding civil rights—we’ve come together around specific plans to build a better future. Making Kentucky’s economy thrive is a crucial goal we all share today.

From The West Kentucky Star: Elkins admits fault after ethics complaint November 15, 2018 - 9:37am
EDITOR’S NOTE: Elkins’s opponent is Kentucky State AFL-CIO-endorsed Democrat David Ramey of Murray.
By The Associated Press

MURRAY - A Republican candidate for Kentucky's House of Representatives says he takes full responsibility for using government resources for his campaign.
 

Help protect our hard-fought gains November 15, 2018 - 9:36am

From #OurJCPS

A state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools would effectively remove our control and shut the door on community input into our children’s education. It would also jeopardize the recent steps forward our district has taken under the direction of Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio.

Ward: Bevin owes teachers a cool 72 million November 15, 2018 - 9:36am

By MARSHALL WARD

President, Calloway County Retired Teachers Association

Gov. Matt Bevin issued a challenge to the crowd at a Friday economic development forum in Murray: if anyone could find evidence that he had called teachers "thugs," he would give the discoverer $1,000.

Join AFL-CIO livestream events today and Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:36am

The AFL-CIO is hosting two big events this week. We hope you’ll RSVP to join the livestream. Both events will have Q&As from the in-person audience.

Today, 12 p.m. (EDT):

From The Louisville Courier-Journal: Rocky Adkins says he's the Democrat who can win back rural Kentucky November 15, 2018 - 9:32am

By TOM LOFTUS

Rocky Adkins, the longtime state legislative leader from Eastern Kentucky, announced Wednesday he will seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for governor.

At a campaign kickoff in Morehead with his running mate Stephanie Horne, a member of the Jefferson County School Board, Adkins characterized himself as the candidate of the common man — a moderate Democrat who can win votes in what have become solidly Republican counties in rural Kentucky.

Did teachers flunk on Nov. 6? Teachers and others say no. November 15, 2018 - 8:54am

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Teacher ire over the Republican pension bill was supposed to trigger a big Democratic wave last week.

The tsunami was a trickle. But don't blame teacher apathy, said Abigail Barnes a Kentucky Education Association-backed state House hopeful who lost.

A Paducah attorney who lives in Salem, Barnes disagrees with any notion that Democrats failed to dent GOP supermajorities in the legislature "because the teachers didn't get out and vote.

From Alternet: This neuroscientist details the 14 distinct cognitive flaws that lead people to become hard-core Trump supporters November 15, 2018 - 8:46am

EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

These people would follow Trump off a cliff.

By BOBBY AZARIAN

From The Washington Post: Progressives point the way to recapturing the rural vote November 15, 2018 - 8:45am

By KATRINA vanden HEUVEL

When student activist Chloe Maxmin graduated from Harvard University in 2015, many of her classmates went on to lucrative jobs in big coastal cities. But Maxmin, who devoted much of her time on campus to a fossil-fuel divestment campaign that she co-founded, chose a different path. The native of Nobleboro, Maine (population 1,643), returned to her home state to work as a grass-roots organizer.

From Forward Kentucky: Republicans win on the Three Gs – plus an L for “Lying” November 15, 2018 - 8:42am

By BERRY CRAIG

Democrat Charlotte Goddard was campaigning door-to-door in a working-class Mayfield neighborhood when she spotted a Ten Commandments sign in the front yard of a modest house.

The occupant, a woman, was a registered Democrat, according to VoteBuilder, a computer program Democratic candidates use to identify Democratic voters.

From Washington Daily Wire: Pastor: When White Folks Say Obama Was an “Embarrassment”, Here’s What You Say November 15, 2018 - 8:35am

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

By JAMES LYTTLE

One of the common responses to criticism of Donald Trump by his voters is something along the lines “Obama was an embarrassment for 8 years.”  One Christian pastor is calling out that notion.

John Pavlovitz has penned an open letter to those white Trump voters, informing them that no, in fact, they weren’t embarrassed by the former President:

From Medium.com: A post-election analysis of Kentucky November 15, 2018 - 8:35am

Thanks to Herb Pritchett for sending us this.

By BEN SELF

Chair, Kentucky Democratic Party

Like many of you, when I first woke up on Wednesday morning after election day I was still feeling
disappointed in the results. While it was a great night for Democrats across the country, it seemed to
many that the Blue Wave so many had predicted had just simply missed Kentucky.