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    Join with other union activists and labor leaders who have been integrating anti-racist and anti-fascist programming in their unions to discuss best practices, potential collaborations, and simply to make connections with like-minded unionists who recognize the centrality of anti-racist organizing in our work.

    Union membership reduces racism. We knew this to be true through our organizing victories, and now we have the science to back it up. We are thrilled to have two outstanding professors of politics and labor join us: Drs. Paul Frymer and Jacob Grumbach.

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    */Forward Kentucky:/ 2/28 update — Beshear says new vaccine is ‘game changer,’ end of pandemic is in sight – but masks and distancing still needed [2]*
     
    */Forward Kentucky:/ 2/28 update — Beshear says new vaccine is ‘game changer,’ end of pandemic is in sight – but masks and distancing still needed [2]*
     
    */Forward Kentucky:/ House COVID relief bill is the response Kentuckians need [3]*
     
    */Forward Kentucky:/ House COVID relief bill is the response Kentuckians need [3]*
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    */Daily Kos:/ Dr. Fauci gets real about which COVID-19 vaccine you should try to get [4]*
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    */CNN:/ The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines [5]*
     
     
     
    [1] https://www.kentucky.com/news/coronavirus/article249590978.html?ac_cid=DM395819&ac_bid=-406060201
     
    [1] https://www.kentucky.com/news/coronavirus/article249590978.html?ac_cid=DM395819&ac_bid=-406060201
     
    [2] https://forwardky.com/2-28-update-beshear-says-new-vaccine-is-game-changer-end-of-pandemic-is-in-sight-but-masks-and-distancing-still-needed/
     
    [2] https://forwardky.com/2-28-update-beshear-says-new-vaccine-is-game-changer-end-of-pandemic-is-in-sight-but-masks-and-distancing-still-needed/
     
    [3] https://forwardky.com/house-covid-relief-bill-is-the-response-kentuckians-need/
     
    [3] https://forwardky.com/house-covid-relief-bill-is-the-response-...
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    From Bill Londrigan, Kentucky State AFL-CIO president: 
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    *From Bill Londrigan, Kentucky State AFL-CIO president: *
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    *"...It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing of Richard H. Litchfield, a former Kentucky State AFL-CIO Executive Board Member and longtime member of and representative of the United Mine Workers of America.  Richard was accomplished in many pursuits and a veteran and dedicated trade unionist with a positive outlook.  I invite you to read Richard’s attached obituary.  Please keep Richard and his family in your thoughts and prayers.*
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    *Litchfield obituary from Whitesell Funeral Home [1]. * 
     
    *Litchfield obituary from Whitesell Funeral Home [1]. * 
     
    Richard Litchfield, age 74, passed away Monday 2/22/2021 surrounded by his loving family at Morganfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
     
    Richard Litchfield, age 74, passed away Monday 2/22/2021 surrounded by his loving family at Morganfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
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    From Bill Londrigan, Kentucky State AFL-CIO president:

    "...It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing of Richard H. Litchfield, a former Kentucky State AFL-CIO Executive Board Member and longtime member of and representative of the United Mine Workers of America.  Richard was accomplished in many pursuits and a veteran and dedicated trade unionist with a positive outlook.  I invite you to read Richard’s attached obituary.  Please keep Richard and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

    In Solidarity, Bill.

    Litchfield obituary from Whitesell Funeral Home 

    Richard Litchfield, age 74, passed away Monday 2/22/2021 surrounded by his loving family at Morganfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

    Richard was born April 1, 1946 in Blackford, KY, the son of the late Marx Litchfield and Francis Martin. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother J.L. and one sister Barbara Kanouse.

    He was a loving husband to his wife of 53 years, Sharon “Sherry” Bean Litchfield, and the proud father of his son Brett Litchfield and wife Krista Alvey Litchfield of Fredericksburg, VA and his daughter Andee Litchfield of Jacksonville, FL. He is survived by two granddaughters Brittany and Kelsey Litchfield of Jacksonville, FL. He is also survived by a brother Donald Litchfield of Birmingham, AL and sisters Joann Parrish of Nashville, TN, Lois McCleary of Ft. Smith, AR, Connie Clinkenbeard of Cerritos, CA, Debbie Drake of Yorba Linda, CA and Janet Dover of Arkoma, OK.

    Richard was a 1968 graduate of Murray State University, taught in the Union County School System for two years, served in the United States Army during the Viet Nam era, was a Kentucky Colonel, a Mason and worked at Peabody Coal Company Camp #2 until being elected District 23 Board member with the United Mine Workers.

    He served the Mine Workers as District Board Member, Secretary/Treasurer and was the last President of District 23. He was always proud to be a member of the United Mine Workers and was always willing to go the extra mile for the miners he represented. He retired from the Mine Workers in 2005.

    He loved arranging trips with friends and cousins to attend the away UK ballgames, using these times as mini vacations for everyone. Richard was an avid deer and turkey hunter and enjoyed fishing. Funeral service [were]...on Thursday 2/25/2021 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis, KY. ....Burial [was]...in the Sullivan Community Cemetery in Sullivan...

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    The Texas Workers Relief Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable fund, overseen by the Texas AFL-CIO has been established to assist workers and their families in their time of need.  Funds are provided to help stabilize situations with basic needs when issues occur such as natural disasters and worker strikes, as well as to plan for a better tomorrow with opportunities for rebuilding communities and scholarships.  Workers Assistance Program, Inc. operates this fund in conjunction with the Texas AFL-CIO.
     
    The Texas Workers Relief Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable fund, overseen by the Texas AFL-CIO has been established to assist workers and their families in their time of need.  Funds are provided to help stabilize situations with basic needs when issues occur such as natural disasters and worker strikes, as well as to plan for a better tomorrow with opportunities for rebuilding communities and scholarships.  Workers Assistance Program, Inc. operates this fund in conjunction with the Texas AFL-CIO.
     
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    c/o Workers Assistance Program, Inc.
     
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    The Texas Workers Relief Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable fund, overseen by the Texas AFL-CIO has been established to assist workers and their families in their time of need.  Funds are provided to help stabilize situations with basic needs when issues occur such as natural disasters and worker strikes, as well as to plan for a better tomorrow with opportunities for rebuilding communities and scholarships.  Workers Assistance Program, Inc. operates this fund in conjunction with the Texas AFL-CIO.
     
    The Texas Workers Relief Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable fund, overseen by the Texas AFL-CIO has been established to assist workers and their families in their time of need.  Funds are provided to help stabilize situations with basic needs when issues occur such as natural disasters and worker strikes, as well as to plan for a better tomorrow with opportunities for rebuilding communities and scholarships.  Workers Assistance Program, Inc. operates this fund in conjunction with the Texas AFL-CIO.
     
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    President's Message


    In a Time of Crisis, We need to Provide Services to New Yorkers who Need it Most

    New Yorkers have been suffering from the physical, economic and mental health effects of this pandemic for over a year. Mental health issues have affected many New Yorkers, especially youths who have seen a massive increase in suicides over that time. Mental health professionals have highlighted the need to remain vigilant as the stress from the pandemic, job loss, school closures and other economic fallout continues to weigh heavily on the minds of New Yorkers.

    Years of budget cuts and capacity reductions have left many New Yorkers with mental health issues facing increasingly limited treatment options. Since 2014, the Office of Mental Health has cut 22% of inpatient adult beds and 32% of children and youth beds. They would continue these cuts by cutting an additional 200 inpatient beds and 100 community-based beds, as proposed in this year’s budget. The failure to ensure adequate state support for mental health services has led many New Yorkers to go without it. The pandemic has only exacerbated these disturbing trends.

    New York needs to find a better path forward to meet this challenge. Instead of cutting more beds and services for the mentally ill or reducing state-supported residential services for the developmentally disabled, New York needs to ask its wealthiest citizens to do just a little more. We asked our nurses, truckers, transit workers, grocery workers and other “essential” employees to stand in harm's way to deliver needed goods and services. Now we need the wealthiest among us, our billionaires, and multi-millionaires to contribute their fair share through new tax brackets to shepherd us through this phase of the crisis. With these resources, the state can provide all our mentally ill and those with developmental disabilities with appropriate treatment and care, while relieving local governments from some of the costs associated with ensuring access to treatment.



    Mario Cilento, President

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    LABOR LOBBYISTS MEETING
    Monday, March 8, 2021, 1:00 p.m.
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    New Yorkers have been suffering from the physical, economic and mental health effects of this pandemic for over a year. Mental health issues have affected many New Yorkers, especially youths who have seen a massive increase in suicides over that time. Mental health professionals have highlighted the need to remain vigilant as the stress from the pandemic, job loss, school closures and other economic fallout continues to weigh heavily on the minds of New Yorkers.

    Years of budget cuts and capacity reductions have left many New Yorkers with mental health issues facing increasingly limited treatment options. Since 2014, the Office of Mental Health has cut 22% of inpatient adult beds and 32% of children and youth beds. They would continue these cuts by cutting an additional 200 inpatient beds and 100 community-based beds, as proposed in this year’s budget. The failure to ensure adequate state support for mental health services has led many New Yorkers to go without it. The pandemic has only exacerbated these disturbing trends.

    New York needs to find a better path forward to meet this challenge. Instead of cutting more beds and services for the mentally ill or reducing state-supported residential services for the developmentally disabled, New York needs to ask its wealthiest citizens to do just a little more. We asked our nurses, truckers, transit workers, grocery workers and other “essential” employees to stand in harm's way to deliver needed goods and services. Now we need the wealthiest among us, our billionaires, and multi-millionaires to contribute their fair share through new tax brackets to shepherd us through this phase of the crisis. With these resources, the state can provide all our mentally ill and those with developmental disabilities with appropriate treatment and care, while relieving local governments from some of the costs associated with ensuring access to treatment.

    Mario Cilento, President

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    Lexington Herald-Leader: For seventh straight week, Kentucky reports decrease in new COVID-19 cases [1]
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    */Lexington Herald-Leader: /For seventh straight week, Kentucky reports decrease in new COVID-19 cases [1]*
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    */Forward Kentucky:/ 2/28 update — Beshear says new vaccine is ‘game changer,’ end of pandemic is in sight – but masks and distancing still needed [2]*
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    */Forward Kentucky:/ House COVID relief bill is the response Kentuckians need [3]*
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    */CNN:/ The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines [4]*
     
     
     
    [1] https://www.kentucky.com/news/coronavirus/article249590978.html?ac_cid=DM395819&ac_bid=-406060201
     
    [1] https://www.kentucky.com/news/coronavirus/article249590978.html?ac_cid=DM395819&ac_bid=-406060201
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