Daily Archives: August 14, 2015

Working Families Deserve Strong Social Security Program

Happy Birthday Social Security. On today’s 80th anniversary of Social Security, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement: For those working for a better life, Social Security is an important family income and disability protection program and the cornerstone … Continue reading

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Social Security is turning 80!

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On Friday, Social Security is turning 80! And for 80 years, through good times and bad, our Social Security system has paid out every benefit owed to every eligible American in full and on time. Unfortunately, mainstream media outlets and … Continue reading

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Are Unions An ‘Us’ Or A ‘Them’?

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Divide and conquer works. When you face a strong enemy it’s always a good strategy to find ways to break them apart into smaller units that can be fought separately. A state initiative to gut California’s public-employee pension and healthcare … Continue reading

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Cherokee plays critical role in battling ‘mental health crisis in our state’

  Oversight Chair tours Cherokee Mental Health Institute Cherokee plays critical role in battling ‘mental health crisis in our state’ CHEROKEE — In an effort to highlight the importance of mental health services for Iowans, the chair of the Iowa … Continue reading

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Penford Hawkeye Labor Council Informational Picket

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Labor History

August 15 To begin what proved to become one of the world’s longest construction projects, workers lay the foundation stone of Germany’s Cologne Cathedral, built to house the relics of the Three Wise Men. The job was declared completed in … Continue reading

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