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Today's news - Kentucky

Days after comments that ignited fury among teachers, Gov Bevin makes plea for pension overhaul 2018-03-18 [Lexington Herald-Leader]

Teacher Discontent Swells in Kentucky Over Proposed Cuts to Benefits 2018-03-15 [WKU]

Teacher Discontent Swells in Kentucky Over Proposed Cuts to Benefits 2018-03-14 [NPR]

Teachers, other groups, to rally for pensions at Kentucky Capitol 2018-03-11 [WKYT]

Republican lawmakers tout their pension bill; KY Public Pension Coalition calls it unacceptable 2018-02-23 [No KY Tribune]

GOP lawmakers to Kentucky teachers: We’ll cut your pensions, but give you guns 2018-02-23 [Lexington Herald-Leader]

Long-awaited pension reform bill introduced in state Senate — with controversial provisions dropped 2018-02-22 [No KY Tribune]

Working People Flip State House Seat in Kentucky 2018-02-21 [AFL-CIO]

Unions Appeal RTW 2018-02-21 [Wash Free Beacon]

Right to work law upheld 2018-01-29 [Daily Independent]

Right-to-Work Law Upheld by Court 2018-01-27 [The National Law Review]

Judge Throws Out Challenge To RTW Law 2018-01-25 [WKMS]

Judge dismisses unions’ attempt to block Kentucky’s right-to-work law 2018-01-25 [The Herald-Leader]

State sees decline in union workers as right-to-work law takes effect 2018-01-25 [WDRB]

State AFL-CIO Creates A Legislative Wall of Fame-Wall of Shame, Encourages Others To Do The Same 2017-12-29 [NH Labor]

Workers suing hedge funds to recover pension losses 2017-12-28 [The Times-Union]

Workers Suing Hedge Funds to Recover Pension Losses 2017-12-28 [USNews]

Louisville labor organizer hopes to succeed State Rep. Jim Wayne 2017-11-21 [Insider]

Toyota Warns US Workers: Build Camry for Less, or Else 2017-11-21 [Yahoo]

Gutting Guest Worker Rights: Migrant Labor Bill Cuts Protections 2017-11-20 [WEKU]

Mexican Farm Workers Win Historic FLOC-Backed Strike 2017-11-17 [AFL-CIO]

Unions showing support for Kingsford workers 2017-11-15 [The Journal]

Striking Migrant Farm Workers Win Settlement 2017-11-08 [Resource]

Striking farmworkers reach settlement with KY tobacco grower 2017-11-07 [FLOC]

Former Ford contractor will pay out $21.6 million after a union dispute in Louisville 2017-11-02 [Louisville Liz Jrnl]

KY AFL-CIO: KY GOP To Come After Worker’s Compensation 2017-10-24 [Union Edge]

Tobacco farm workers on strike 2017-10-15 [Farm Labor OC, AFL-CIO]

 VIDEO Public workers rally for pension plan 2017-10-02 [WHAS]

Attention, Kentucky: Closing a Pension Is Never a Good Idea 2017-09-09 [AFL-CIO]

IKEA union members reject contract, extended negotiations 2017-09-06 [Cecil Whig]

‘It affects everything.’ What’s at stake as the pension war begins 2017-08-30 [Lexington Herald-Leader]

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]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]