Daily Archives: May 30, 2014

What’s Important to Working Families

By Ken Sagar So the mid-term elections are on the horizon.  The Primary election is June 3rd and the general election is November 4th.  What issues make you want to vote?  How about, “Who will make the economy work for … Continue reading

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ARA Report May 30

The Alliance Releases Annual Voting Record Rating Congress On Thursday, the Alliance released its annual report detailing the voting record of every U.S. Representative and Senator on issues important to current and future retirees. The voting record looks at 10 … Continue reading

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Teachers Are Not a Problem. They Are an Opportunity.

By Peter DeWitt on May 28, 2014 4:38 AM Today’s guest blog is written by Andy Hargreaves. Andy is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education, in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Woody Allen quipped that when we … Continue reading

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Statement: Staci Appel (D-Ackworth) Calls for New Leadership at VA

  “Our veterans and service members sacrifice for our nation and they deserve access to timely and quality care when they return home. As a decorated and service disabled veteran himself, Secretary Shinseki certainly understands that. With Democrats and Republicans … Continue reading

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Don’t’ Be Fooled

I’ve heard recently the Postal Service has notified customers they have to move their mail boxes to centralized delivery points and they will no longer receive delivery to their houses or businesses. Well, to be clear –it isn’t TRUE! You … Continue reading

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Postal Service under attack – again!

  Congress’ track record regarding the Postal Service has not been good, to say the least. It seems that everywhere we turn, there is another attack on postal employees and service standards. And that is no different as we approach … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 31 The Johnstown Flood.  More than 2,200 die when a dam holding back a private resort lake burst upstream of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.  The resort was owned by wealthy industrialists including Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick.  Neither they nor … Continue reading

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