Daily Archives: July 28, 2014

Trumka: Secretary Lew Hit the Nail on the Head

July 28, 2014 Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said today that “our tax system should not reward U.S. companies for giving up their U.S. citizenship.” He’s right and his OpEd today hit the nail on the head. But it isn’t just … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

  July 28th, 2014   Today’s reports from the Social Security and Medicare Trustees have good news for all Americans: Social Security and Medicare will be there for us and our families if elected leaders listen to the American people … Continue reading

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The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to Trustees reports issued today on the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds:

Statement by Retiree Leader Richard Fiesta on the 2014 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports Washington, DC – “The most important lesson from the 2014 Social Security Trustees Report is that Social Security has a large and growing surplus. Today’s … Continue reading

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Experts Worldwide Agree Pinnacle Missed the Mark

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Back in December, one of our members wrote an article for The Can Opener called ‘Pinnacle Misses the Mark with Lean Manufacturing’. The response from our readers was pretty positive but management unsurprisingly had little to say about it and … Continue reading

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ARA ALERT

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan Releases Anti-Poverty Proposal On Thursday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled a new proposal to overhaul federal anti-poverty programs and shift more control to individual states. Under Ryan’s plan, most of the federal government’s anti-poverty … Continue reading

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Nagle proposes juvenile home be reopened for immigrant children

WATERLOO | Former Democratic congressman Dave Nagle wants to use the closed Iowa Juvenile Home at Toledo to house the estimated 139 unaccompanied immigrant children who have come to Iowa from Central America. “I’m saying we should reopen the juvenile … Continue reading

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Will Labor Solidarity Save the Post Office?

The United States Postal Service (USPS) management just ran into a possible game-changing obstacle to its shameful pursuit of a fully privatized post office: labor solidarity. Here’s the background. For a decade the USPS has been aggressively shrinking, consolidating, and outsourcing … Continue reading

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For immigration: if you break it, then you buy it

National political leaders seem intent on peering only into their electoral crystal balls — rather than their hearts, minds, or history books — for how to respond to the thousands of refugee children from Central America seeking safety in the … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 28 Women shoemakers in Lynn, Mass., create Daughters of St. Crispin, demand pay equal to that of men – 1869 Harry Bridges is born in Australia. He came to America as a sailor at age 19 and went on … Continue reading

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The Hand that Feeds at Hardacre Film Festival

I am contacting you on behalf of the documentary THE HAND THAT FEEDS (2014), which follows a dramatic story of Latino immigrant restaurant workers organizing in New York City. The film will be screening in Tipton, Iowa on August 2nd … Continue reading

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