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Today's news - Kentucky

Union, feds at odds on countering surge in coal mine deaths 2017-08-04 [Star Tribune]

Visa Program Brings Generations Of Workers To The Same Farm 2017-07-27 [WFPL]

Gov. Bevin seeks dismissal of right-to-work lawsuit 2017-06-26 [State Jrnl]

Gov. Matt Bevin Seeks Dismissal Of Right-To-Work Lawsuit 2017-06-24 [WUKY]

Omni Hotel workers walk off, say they were shortchanged $20 an hour 2017-06-17 [Courier-Jrnl]

Louisville Omni construction workers walk off job again 2017-06-16 [Insider]

Lawsuit seeks to block state right-to-work law 2017-05-27 [Paducah Sun]

Unions sue to stop RTW bill 2017-05-26 [Raw Story]

Workers agree to return to work on Kentucky hotel project 2017-05-26 [Washington Times]

Omni strikers agree to go back to work 2017-05-26 [Courier-Jrnl]

Judges tell lawmakers to hire more social workers 2017-05-24 [Daily Progress]

Teamsters Demand Fair Treatment for NetJets Workers at Shareholder Meeting 2017-05-07 [Teamsters]

Immigrant workers at Churchill Downs fear deportation 2017-05-02 [USAToday]

UPS air maintenance workers threaten strike ahead of shareholders meeting 2017-04-30 [Reuters]

Farmers hope feds won't stop migrant workers 2017-03-11 [CTN]

KY Bishop: Right-to-Work law 'cannot be seen as contributing to the common good' 2017-01-27 [Catholic Labor Network]

Treating workers fairly is a moral Issue 2017-01-14 [Courier-Journal]

Kentucky Rams Through Antilabor Laws 2017-01-10 [Labor Press]

Union members say lawmakers launching attack on the working people 2017-01-10 [McClatchy DC]

GOP Supermajority Just Gutted Women's, Workers' Rights 2017-01-09 [Common Dreams]

Union members say lawmakers launching ‘attack on the working people 2017-01-09 [Herald Leader]

Anti-union Effort in Kentucky Is Ripped Straight from the Koch Playbook 2017-01-09 [In These Times]

Republican-controlled legislature in Kentucky passes ‘right to work’ measure 2017-01-08 [Washington Post]

GOP pass anti-abortion, anti-union bills amid protests 2017-01-08 [State Journal]

Union workers decry right-to-work legislation in Capitol building protest 2017-01-08 [WLKY]

House Passes Right to Work Bill 2017-01-07 [West KY Star]

Kentucky GOP Attacks Workers' Rights 2017-01-06 [WIN]

Here’s What You Need To Know About RTW 2017-01-06 [WFPL]

Why Workers Everywhere Should Be Scared by Kentucky’s Assault on Unions 2017-01-06 [The Nation]

Trump victory in Kentucky turned against local unions 2017-01-05 [In These Times ]

Despite union jeers, Right to Work, prevailing wage repeal fast-tracked for Saturday vote passage 2017-01-05 [WAVE]

With Republicans in full control of legislature, head of state labor group airs concerns with right-to-work, prevailing wage repeal 2016-12-29 [CN2]

Hart County joins other counties in adopting RTW ordinance 2016-12-07 [Glsgow Daily Times]

GE Appliance Workers Reject Contract Offer From New Chinese Owner 2016-11-24 [WSJrnl]

ABX Air cargo pilots continue striking outside DHL facility at CVG 2016-11-23 [WCPO]

Louisville union workers reject 4-year labor contract with GE Appliances 2016-11-23 [WDRB]

KY 'Right to work' upheld by fed court 2016-11-21 [Workers Independent News]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump auto industry statements are misleading 2016-11-20 [Albany Times Union]

Appeals court upholds local RTW 2016-11-19 [News&Observer]

Right-to-work, charter schools on Chamber of Commerce 2017 legislative priorities 2016-11-14 [Bowling Green Daily News]

Jim Beam workers end strike 2016-10-24 [WHAS]

 VIDEO Back to bourbon making: Jim Beam workers OK contract 2016-10-23 [USAToday]

Jim Beam union contract up for vote Friday 2016-10-21 [USA Today]

Worker Revolt Roils Beam Amid Bourbon Boom 2016-10-20 [Wall St Jrnl]

Why the Jim Beam strike matters nationally 2016-10-19 [The Courrier-Journal]

GE workers overwhelming back strike, if needed 2016-10-19 [Courier-Jrnl]

Jim Beam workers picketing in Bullitt County Tuesday morning 2016-10-18 [WDRB]

Hold the Jim Beam - UFCW whiskey workers on strike 2016-10-17 [Workers Independent News]

Whiskey rebellion: Jim Beam workers go on strike after failed negotiations 2016-10-17 [Inquisitr]

Jim Beam workers begin strike 2016-10-16 [KY Standard]

This month in labour history

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]