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9/08/2004

Delta..KY Teachers...its time for revolution.

Today Delta Airlines it will be cutting nearly 7,000 jobs over the next 18 months in order to restructure its roughly $20 billion in debt and its CEO said "bankruptcy is a real possibility."

Delta's woes sound very similar to what happened to the employees and retirees of Horizon Natural Resources, and its likely if Delta does file bankruptcy another Federal Judge will allow it to happen.

It can't be said enough...action to reform federal bankruptcy laws is necessary.
How much more will it take before Americans will rise up and revolt.
VOTE KERRY THIS NOV. AND END THE TERRORISM OF AMERICAN WORKERS BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION.

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Also today, Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher announced his revamping of health care benefits for state workers.

Fletcher's plan will make employees pay 35% more for their health care and this has many upset, especially Kentucky Teachers.

The state's health insurance program covers 171,000 state government and school district employees. Their dependents bring the total to 229,000.

Deductibles will be higher as will some pharmacy costs and out-of-pocket costs _ as high as $4,000 for family coverage at the "preferred" level, up from $2,500 at a comparable PPO plan this year.

The higher costs will make it rough on lower-paid state workers that earn minimal salaries (some as low as $5.15 per hour) and will no doubt lead to more teachers leaving the state in order to find better jobs-- something Fletcher said promised voters during his election speeches would not happen.

Kentucky Teachers have a no strike clause, but rumblings within the KEA teachers union are showing the sentiment for a strike was building within the union.

I say show solidarity...every employee in state government including every worker in the school system need to walk out and strike....What's Fletcher going to do fire everybody...I THINK NOT.

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