Daily Archives: July 30, 2013

Washington Post fact checkers say King’s comment is baseless

U.S. Rep. Steve King’s claim that drug-running undocumented immigrants with bulging muscles and massive sacks of marijuana outnumber high-achieving “Dreamers” has earned four Pinocchios from Washington Post fact checkers — the most grievous distinction available. King, who represents Iowa’s 4th … Continue reading

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USW, Bridgestone-Firestone Reach Tentative Agreement

The union and tire company had been working since June on a new collective bargaining agreement. The previous contract expired on Saturday. “This agreement is a step forward for USW members,” said USW Secretary-Treasurer Stan Johnson, who led the negotiations … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Medicare and Medicaid

Today, July 30, is Medicare’s 48th anniversary.  Budget proposals in Congress at this time contain changes that would hurt current and future Medicare recipients, perhaps you or someone you know who is struggling to make ends meet.  We ask you to … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History

July 30: President Lyndon Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965, establishing Medicare and Medicaid (1965); Former Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears. Declared legally dead in 1982, his body has never been found (1975); United Airlines agrees to offer … Continue reading

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