The Wake UP with Clark Williams – Learning about KY Unions and Lexington Solid Waste workers battle for fair wages

Many of the gains made by the working class are the result of strong unions that organize and advocate for members. We’ll learn more about Kentucky’s unions from KY AFL-CIO representative Lisles Taylor.

Locally, AFSCME 4468 has asked Lexington city council to normalize sanitation worker pay by implementing a step program that rewards longevity and assures that each worker can reach the top of the pay scale, which is currently not possible. Steven Beatty explains what the union members feel they deserve.

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