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    By SEN. REGINALD THOMAS

    FRANKFORT—The 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly remains now only in memories, yellowed newspaper clippings, history books, and new and amended statutes. Even though this was a “short (odd-year) session,” we vetted many bills – many of which made it through the process to become law.

    I believe that many of the issues we addressed during the session will create positive, long-lasting change, particularly in the areas of education, public safety, and the protection of our most vulnerable citizens.

    Highlights of selected legislation:

    ·         Autopsy photos. House Bill 67 limits the release of autopsy photos and other images to news outlets, bloggers and others who do not have a legitimate need for them. The measure, named Jack’s Law, honors a Kentucky child killed in an accident whose autopsy photos were made public against his parents’ wishes.

    ·         Child protective services.  House Bill 253 requires unannounced welfare checks on children who have been the subject of reported child abuse or neglect in the home. Unannounced visits would continue intermittently until the child’s safety has been safeguarded. In addition, schools and child care providers are required to provide a social worker access to a child who is the subject of an investigation without parental consent.

    ·         Civics education.  Senate Bill 159 requires all public high school students to pass a locally approved civics test, based on the U.S. citizenship test, in order to receive a regular diploma.  A score of 60% correct answers out of 100 questions is required to pass, and students can retake the test as often as needed.

    ·         Criminal Justice Reform.  Senate Bill 120 is designed to help people leaving prison to rejoin society more successfully.  The bill expands the opportunities for work during incarceration, removes certain obstacles to obtaining professional licensure, and creates pilot projects for alternative substance abuse supervision during reentry into the community.  The bill also creates an “Angel Initiative,” which allows law enforcement to refer persons voluntarily seeking help to drug treatment without requiring arrest.

    ·         Driver’s license.  House Bill 410, known as the REAL ID Bill, creates an enhanced Kentucky driver’s license that meets federal anti-terrorism standards.  By federal law, Kentuckians will be required to have the enhanced ID to board domestic airplanes and enter federal facilities,...

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    Canvassing is tomorrow and the next Saturday, election day. Phone banking is 5-8PM Monday and Tuesday. Join us at 1408 N Washington #240, and make a difference for working families! Retirees will phone bank after our 12:30P meeting at 334 Centre in Oak Cliff. We always make a party out of these things!
     
    Canvassing is tomorrow and the next Saturday, election day. Phone banking is 5-8PM Monday and Tuesday. Join us at 1408 N Washington #240, and make a difference for working families! Retirees will phone bank after our 12:30P meeting at 334 Centre in Oak Cliff. We always make a party out of these things!
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    You're building a mighty movement with real political clout! Click here to let us know you're coming!

    Canvassers 042217

    Canvassing is tomorrow and the next Saturday, election day. Phone banking is 5-8PM Monday and Tuesday. Join us at 1408 N Washington #240, and make a difference for working families! Retirees will phone bank after our 12:30P meeting at 334 Centre in Oak Cliff. We always make a party out of these things!

    Lorraine Montemayor says don't worry about the weather. We're building the movement, RAIN OR SHINE!

    Rain or Shine

    Click here to let us know you're coming!

    AT&T Protested!

    Early April 28th, Communications Workers and their friends protested the national shareholders meeting of the mighty AT&T corporation.

    Mark York at CWA Rally

    AFL-CIO leader Mark York brought Lorraine Montemayor and others in solidarity. Workers Defense Project was among the many protesters. We demanded fair negotiations concerning pay, working conditions, pensions, and health care from AT&T management.

    Build Our Digital Organizing Effort

    Nirav Sanghani and Gene Lantz from Dallas joined union activists from Corpus Christi and Houston at a special training by tech expert Mark Maldonado of the Texas AFL-CIO in Austin on April 24.

    digital organizing training

    The Dallas AFL-CIO was praised for excellent communications, but one-way communications is not what the labor movement needs today. We need two-way, back-and-forth, interactive organizing on-line, Maldonado told the trainees.

    Click here to join the Dallas Digital Organizing Committee (DOC)

    Even though we are just getting started, here...

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    Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, 2017

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