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.
Berry Craig: Now it’s “Never argue with a man or woman with a microphone in hand and a video camera rolling over his or her shoulder.” The lesson seems lost on Bevin.
Berry Craig: “The Jefferson Davis statue belongs in a museum, where history is taught, rather than in the state Capitol, where laws are made, where rights are upheld and where we strive for equal justice under the law.”
Berry Craig: Come on, Kentucky Democratic Party. Cut poor Matt Bevin some slack with your online petition against cockfighting and the GOP gubernatorial hopeful.
Berry Craig: Their campaigns accepted money from a big-time bigot. Bevin and Paul didn’t give away the cash until the media called their hand on where it came from.
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.
Berry Craig: There are only two people really fighting for us in Washington. One is Elizabeth Warren and the other is Bernie Sanders. They are fighting the president tooth and nail over this trade deal.”
Berry Craig: This Workers’ Memorial Day marks OSHA’s 45th anniversary. If today’s Republican party had its way, there wouldn’t be a 46th.
Berry Craig: Supporters of the RTW ordinances vehemently deny their aim is to destroy unions, but a recent Bloomberg News story about Yessin confirms the guy is a union-buster.
Berry Craig: For cravenly caving to the Religious Right bigots, Pence is getting what he richly deserves: the scorn of a nation.
Berry Craig: The “Right to Work” union-busters are one for seven in states this year. In baseball, my favorite sport, that’s a .143 bench-warmer batting average.
Berry Craig: The reactionary Southern aristocracy and its apologists in politics, the pulpit and the press hated and feared unions because in a union everybody is equal.
Berry Craig: In the South, where every ex-Confederate state is a RTW state, some of the most ardent early RTW supporters were white supremacist Democrats who hated and feared unions because in a union everybody is equal.