Unions provide Kentucky workers a safer workplace

Labor unions are reaching approval ratings and enthusiasm levels not seen in decades. This can partially be credited to working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, but also because workers now understand their worth and demand better pay and safer work environments.

Although Kentucky is not the most union-friendly state, the labor movement is gaining traction there, as more people are seeing the value of unions. Kentucky AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss unions in his state, striking coal miners in Alabama and the message they are sending workers throughout the U.S. Continue reading

Unemployment insurance claims system lags in Kentucky, leaving many with unanswered claims

Many states with Republican supermajorities have taken steps to limit collective action by workers by passing anti-worker legislation, such as So-Called “Right to Work” laws and more.

Kentucky is one such state where workers have fallen under attack. Kentucky AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the state political environment, workplace safety and more. Continue reading