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    9:51pm

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO endorsed Pugh.

    Pugh calls the move "A desperate attempt to distract voters from the Bevin-Wheeler agenda"
    PIKEVILLE, KY — This morning, voters in Pikeville received negative mailers designed to scare them into voting Republican in the March 5 special election for Kentucky Senate District 31. The piece was designed and paid for by the Republican Party of Kentucky, which is funded by national donors and special-interest PACs out of Washington, D.C.
    Republican Phillip Wheeler's mail piece had nothing to say about his support for Matt Bevin's anti-teacher, anti-worker policies. Instead, it featured caricature renditions of Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton and falsely accused Democrat Darrell Pugh of being aligned with "Pelosi-Clinton liberal values."
    Pugh chuckled at the thought, saying, "My opponent is confused, or maybe he is trying to confuse you. I am an Eastern Kentuckian with strong Mountain values: 100 percent pro-Life, pro-guns, and pro-coal."
    Pugh continued: "Unlike my opponent, I will stand up to Bevin’s bullying of our children, teachers, school bus drivers, and first responders - and his reckless policies that are bad for the hard working people of Eastern Kentucky. Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply lying and cannot be trusted. This is a desperate attempt to distract voters from the Bevin-Wheeler agenda."
    Pugh and Wheeler are vying to succeed Ray Jones who stepped down from the Senate to run for Pike County judge-executive. He was elected last November.
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    3:43pm

    The Connecticut AFL-CIO Executive Board elected Sal Luciano to serve as President at their meeting on Friday. Luciano, previously the Executive Vice President and former Executive Director of Council 4 AFSCME, was elected at a special meeting following Lori Pelletier’s resignation in November.

    Luciano began his career as a social worker for the State of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Youth Services in 1980. In his capacity as a social worker he investigated cases of abuse and neglect of children. In 1989, AFSCME Local 2663 members elected Luciano as their President. On June 1, 2001 he was appointed as Executive Director of Council 4 to fill a vacancy. Council 4 members elected Luciano to serve as Executive Director in 2002. He retired in May 2018. Luciano also served on the International Executive Board of AFSCME until July 2018.

    Also elected at the Executive Board meeting on Friday were Jan Hochadel (AFT) as Executive Vice President; Tom Wilkinson (UFCW) as First Vice President; David Roche (Building Trades) as General Vice President; and, Tiana Ocasio (IUOE) as Executive Secretary.

    The officers of the Connecticut AFL-CIO serve four year terms, which began in 2017. Since elections held today were to fill vacancies, all officer positions will be up for election again at the biennial constitutional convention in 2021.

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    (Acting) President: Tim Backus, CSEA
     
    (Acting) President: Tim Backus, CSEA
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    Secretary -Treasurer:Linda Stiefel, CSEA
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    Secretary -Sharon Radke, CSEA
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    Trustee: Roberta Dunker, IBT
      
     
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    President Tim Backus, [email protected] [13]
     
    President Tim Backus, [email protected] [13]
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    *Albany - *“Today's announcement by the Special Master that the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) will be forced to cut awards due to insufficient funding is a punch in the gut to 9/11 responders and survivors, and it’s Congress's job to fix this tragic and unacceptable crisis.  Today's announced cuts only intensify our call on our government to never forget the 9/11 heroes and their families by fully funding and making permanent the Victim Compensation Fund.
     
    *Albany - *“Today's announcement by the Special Master that the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) will be forced to cut awards due to insufficient funding is a punch in the gut to 9/11 responders and survivors, and it’s Congress's job to fix this tragic and unacceptable crisis.  Today's announced cuts only intensify our call on our government to never forget the 9/11 heroes and their families by fully funding and making permanent the Victim Compensation Fund.
     
    We stood together as a nation on that horrific day, and shortly after we declared as a country that we would never forget. This critically important program was promised to these brave men and women fighting 9/11 related cancers and other life-threatening illnesses. It’s time for Congress to pass this bipartisan bill to ensure responders, survivors and their families get the support they so rightly deserve.”
     
    We stood together as a nation on that horrific day, and shortly after we declared as a country that we would never forget. This critically important program was promised to these brave men and women fighting 9/11 related cancers and other life-threatening illnesses. It’s time for Congress to pass this bipartisan bill to ensure responders, survivors and their families get the support they so rightly deserve.”
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    /The New York State AFL-CIO is a federation of 3,000 unions, representing 2.5 million members, retirees and their families with one goal; to raise the standard of living and quality of life of all working people. We keep New York State Union Strong [1] by fighting for...
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    2:41pm

    Albany - “Today's announcement by the Special Master that the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) will be forced to cut awards due to insufficient funding is a punch in the gut to 9/11 responders and survivors, and it’s Congress's job to fix this tragic and unacceptable crisis.  Today's announced cuts only intensify our call on our government to never forget the 9/11 heroes and their families by fully funding and making permanent the Victim Compensation Fund.

    We stood together as a nation on that horrific day, and shortly after we declared as a country that we would never forget. This critically important program was promised to these brave men and women fighting 9/11 related cancers and other life-threatening illnesses. It’s time for Congress to pass this bipartisan bill to ensure responders, survivors and their families get the support they so rightly deserve.”

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    The New York State AFL-CIO is a federation of 3,000 unions, representing 2.5 million members, retirees and their families with one goal; to raise the standard of living and quality of life of all working people. We keep New York State Union Strong by fighting for better wages, better benefits and better working conditions. For more information on the Labor Movement in New York, visit nysaflcio.org.

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