Daily Archives: May 18, 2015

ARA Update

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich Spells out the Need to Expand Social Security Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich released a new video explaining the need for expanding earned Social Security benefits by eliminating the $118,500 cap on income subject to … Continue reading

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Stop ALEC’s influence in Iowa

By Rep. Mark Smith   I am not, I have never been, and I never will be a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, otherwise known as ALEC. I must begin with this stated fact, because despite a number … Continue reading

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Labor Leaders, Workers, and Community Leaders Stand in Support of Immigrant Workers’ Rights and Executive Actions

  On the eve of what should have been a historic expansion of deferred action to millions of workers, the labor movement continues pressing for immigrant workers’ protections   (Washington, DC, Monday, May 18th) – At an event today, labor … Continue reading

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Reich: Change economic rules to favor middle class

By Melissa Erickson, Associate Editormerickson@amestrib.comThere is a lot of “economic bullying” going on in America today by employers, politicians, the wealthy and by big corporations, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich said during his keynote address at the Working … Continue reading

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Protesters fight for mental health facilities

Protesters gathered in Mount Pleasant to raise awareness for a mental health facility that will no longer be receiving state funds after December. “Today’s protest was organized out of compassion and empassion that people have for the patients at the … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 18 In what may have been baseball’s first labor strike, the Detroit Tigers refuse to play after team leader Ty Cobb is suspended: he went into the stands and beat a fan who had been heckling him. Cobb was … Continue reading

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