Daily Archives: July 2, 2014

Braley defends social security

Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, has taken aim at Senate opponent Joni Ernst’s proposal to privatize Social Security. “Privatization jeopardizes Social Security during an economic downturn,” said Jeff Giertz, the communications director for Braley’s campaign. Democrats said Ernst’s plan involves embracing … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 03 Children, employed in the silk mills in Paterson, N.J., go on strike for 11-hour day and 6-day week. A compromise settlement resulted in a 69-hour work week – 1835 Feminist and labor activist Charlotte Perkins Gilman born in … Continue reading

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