Berry CraigBerry Craig is an emeritus professor of history at the West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah and a freelance writer. He is a member of American Federation of Teachers Local 1360, the recording secretary for the Western Kentucky Area Council, AFL-CIO, and the author of True Tales of Old-Time Kentucky Politics: Bombast, Bourbon and Burgoo, Hidden History of Kentucky in the Civil War, Hidden History of Kentucky Soldiers and Hidden History of Western Kentucky. He is a native of Mayfield, Ky., where he lives with his wife of going on 37 years and their 22-year-old son.

I’m Proud I Pack a Union Card

Hubert Humphrey

Berry Craig: If you pack a union card like this lifelong Kentuckian does, you ought to thank your lucky stars for liberals like Hubert Humphrey. If it were up to conservatives, we wouldn’t have unions.

‘Gilded Age Union-Busting’

Gilded Age Union-Busting

Berry Craig: Gilded Age steel tycoon Henry Clay Frick is long gone. But his old union-busting tactic in is play at the Century Aluminum plant in Hawesville, Kentucky.

Union-Busting Bigots

Indiana Bigotry

Berry Craig: For cravenly caving to the Religious Right bigots, Pence is getting what he richly deserves: the scorn of a nation.