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Government
12:02 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Marshall Co. Fiscal Court Approves Anti-Right-to-Work Resolution

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In response to a handful of Kentucky counties passing right-to-work ordinances, Marshall County has become the first in the commonwealth to approve an anti-right-to-work resolution.

The measure was drafted by Kentucky AFL-CIO president William Londrigan and Marshall County union member Howard “Bubba” Dawes and approved unanimously Tuesday by the Marshall County Fiscal Court.

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Government
3:35 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Local Right-to-Work Laws Grow; Kentucky AFL-CIO Prepares for Litigation

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After Republicans failed to take control of the Kentucky House of Representatives in November’s election, five counties have now passed local right-to-work ordinances in the face of grim prospects in Frankfort. But Attorney General Jack Conway says the ordinances don’t have legal standing and the Kentucky AFL-CIO president says litigation is coming.

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Business
5:49 am
Fri November 28, 2014

AFL-CIO Supports Black Friday Strikes Against Walmart

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 3:00 am

The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Bargain hunters heading to Walmart, in addition to looking for holiday deals, may find workers participating in Black Friday Strikes.

Since 2012, Our Walmart, which is an employee labor group, has been staging strikes on the day after Thanksgiving.

Employees at stores in six states and Washington, D.C., plan to participate and more locations are expected to join in.

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Politics
5:10 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Coal Miners Rally for Grimes in Madisonville

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Democratic senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes joined United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil Roberts at a rally with the AFL-CIO in Madisonville today in support of her campaign.

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Business
6:25 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Honeywell Union Workers Demonstrate in Washington D.C.

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Metropolis Honeywell union members demonstrated in front of Honeywell corporate headquarters in Washington, D.C. and attempted to meet with several lobbying firms Thursday. United Steelworkers Local 7-669, joined by D.C.  AFL-CIO members delivered letters to Akin Gump, OB C Group, McBee Strategic, and Duberstein Group, who they claim Honeywell has hired along with their own in-house lobby team.

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Politics
5:17 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

AFL-CIO Blasts GOP's "Handshake With Kentucky"

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The President of the Kentucky AFL-CIO is blasting the agenda laid out by the Kentucky GOP House leadership.

Bill Londrigan says “Handshake with Kentucky” plan will only exacerbate the level of income inequality seen in the commonwealth. 

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2014 Senate Race
7:19 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Grimes Picks Up Labor Endorsement

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Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has picked up an endorsement from organized labor on the same day the Kentucky senator she wants to unseat is pushing a national right-to-work proposal opposed by unions.

The proposal being co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would prohibit requiring workers to pay union dues or fees. 

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