unions

Business
11:25 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Union Membership Declines to Lowest Level Since 1930s

Teachers unions are among the hardest hit in national union membership.
Credit File photo

WASHINGTON — The nation's labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, led by losses among public sector workers in cash-strapped states, cities, counties and towns.

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Local News
3:41 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Local Groups Stage Walmart Protest

Walmart

A group of demonstrators led by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union gathered at a south Louisville Walmart today to protest the retail giant’s labor practices.

It was among dozens of Black Friday demonstrations at Walmart stores across the country.

The protesters want Walmart to improve workers’ wages and benefits; they also allege the company has been intimidating employees to prevent them from organizing.

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Politics
12:41 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Unions, Lawyers Give Big to Super PAC Helping Democrats Defend State House

A Super PAC that is helping defend Democrats is Kentucky state House races has raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars. 

Kentucky Family Values is helping Democrats beat back the GOP’s attempt to take control of the House. And one month before the election, the group reported raising $236,000. It still has $190,000 cash on hand. 

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Environment
11:14 am
Tue August 14, 2012

AFL-CIO Unveils New Ad Attacking Romney on Coal Mine Health and Safety

The AFL-CIO has launched a new direct mail campaign aimed at attacking Mitt Romney’s record on coal mine safety.

The ad features union president Richard Trumka, a third generation coal miner from Pennsylvania.

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Politics
10:53 am
Thu June 7, 2012

After Indiana Success, Supporters Hope to Pass "Right to Work" Law in Kentucky

Groups that support so-called right to work laws are looking to pass such a measure in Kentucky.

Right to work laws prohibit the mandatory payment of union dues. Indiana passed such a law last year, and some of the same groups that lobbied for it are now focusing on the commonwealth.  

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