Daily Archives: June 2, 2016

Debate: Patty Judge fumbles labor issue

The four Democrats running for U.S. Senate one-upped each other Wednesday over a task that should provide good experience for working in Washington, D.C. — shoveling manure. Bob Krause said during the Des Moines Register/KCCI-TV candidates’ debate that he ditched … Continue reading

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Statement On President Obama Coming Out in Support of Expanding Social Security Benefits

(Washington, DC) —The following is a statement from the president of Social Security Works, Nancy Altman, on President Obama’s call for Social Security expansion: Today, President Barack Obama added to his already impressive legacy.  By endorsing expanding, not cutting, Social Security, … Continue reading

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Front-runner Patty Judge on defensive in Senate debate

The leading candidate in Iowa’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary found herself on the defensive several times during the campaign’s final televised debate on Wednesday night. Patty Judge, the former Iowa lieutenant governor and secretary of agriculture who has been the putative frontrunner … Continue reading

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LaborHistory

June 02 Twenty-six journeymen printers in Philadelphia stage the trade’s first strike in America over wages: a cut in their $6 weekly pay – 1786. A constitutional amendment declaring that “Congress shall have power to limit, regulate, and prohibit the … Continue reading

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