Daily Archives: August 14, 2013

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Attorney General Eric Holder’s Proposed Reforms and Mass Incarceration

August 14, 2013 Working families welcome Attorney General Holder’s efforts to address a justice system weakened by unjust and disparate sentencing laws and the impact of mass incarceration.  Our ballooning prison population and economic policies that disadvantage our communities are … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor: Governors as pimps for their states?

Richard Doak’s excellent column (“Salesman in Chief,” Aug. 11) suggests that “Yet governors … have increasingly taken on the role of commercial ambassador, booster and briber to attract businesses from outside their states.” Were the governors engaging in the same … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History August 14

  August 14: President Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, providing, for the first time ever, guaranteed income for retirees and creating a system of unemployment benefits (1935); Members of the upstart Polish union Solidarity seize the Lenin shipyard in … Continue reading

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