Orchestra Musicians Stage Protest

Some members of the Louisville Orchestra’s musicians union are staging a protest at the orchestra’s headquarters this afternoon as their contract impasse continues. The musicians had already said they would reject management’s latest contract offer. They had until today to consider a proposal that outlines specific expectations for rehearsal and performance attendance. The orchestra has […]

May Day March Scheduled for Sunday

Several local organizations will participate in a May Day march and rally on Sunday. The march will culminate at the Chow Wagon on Witherspoon Street and feature soapbox speakers as well as entertainers. Kentucky Jobs with Justice representative Attica Scott says this is the latest in a series of local demonstrations against legislation in Wisconsin […]

Calls for Fund for the Arts Leadership Changes Continue

The protest is meant to encourage the fund’s board to fire CEO Allan Cowen. Cowen threatened the job of the director of the Louisville Visual Art Association in a voicemail last month after the director and others criticized the fund for giving little or no money to visual arts groups.

Rally To Be Held In Frankfort Against Wisconsin, Indiana Legislation

Kentuckians will rally Saturday in Frankfort in support of protesters in Wisconsin and Indiana, who are fighting legislation they say will hurt labor unions. Similar rallies will be held in state capitals across the nation.

MoveOn.org and several other organizations are promoting the rallies. Keith Rouda with MoveOn hopes the event will show solidarity across the nation among people striving to protect and further unionized labor.

Beshear Meets With Mining Protesters

Around 20 members of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth began a sit-in protest this morning in the lobby of the governor’s office. They said they wouldn’t leave unless they got an audience with Governor Beshear. Beshear initially said his schedule wouldn’t permit it, but finally emerged and fielded questions for about 30 minutes. The group wants an end to surface mining in Kentucky, but Beshear says he cannot support that.

Preservationists Planning Protest At Whiskey Row

They’re protesting an agreement between Metro Government and developer Todd Blue which will allow Blue to destroy the buildings in three months to make room for a new development.

The city has agreed to try to save the facades or recreate their appearance, but preservationists say that isn’t enough.