Daily Archives: September 28, 2015

stop the garnishment of people’s Social Security benefits to pay for their student loan debt

Social Security benefits traditionally have been protected from debt collectors. But Republicans in Congress—always looking for an opportunity to cut Social Security benefits—created a loophole in 1996 that allowed outstanding federal student loan debt to be taken from the benefits that … Continue reading

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2015 Labor Jam

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Climate Regulations, Human Rights and Currency Manipulation Must Be Addressed By China

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement regarding Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S.: Climate change deals between the U.S. and China will unfortunately be undermined by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) unless the TPP explicitly incorporates climate … Continue reading

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Editorial: Is Branstad behaving like an autocrat?

Gov. Terry Branstad has established a pattern of governing that ignores the existence of 150 state lawmakers. When legislators complain, lawsuits allege an abuse of power, or Iowans die after being moved from a state home he closed, the governor is … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 28 The International Workingmen’s Association is founded in London.  It was an international organization trying to unite a variety of different left-wing, socialist, communist and anarchist political groups and unions. It functioned for about 12 years, growing to a … Continue reading

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