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Martin Luther King Would Be Proud

Posted by on Jan 18, 2015

Arguably the most influential civil rights leader of the past century is honored today in more ways than one.  With the first black president’s inauguration taking place, one...

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Podcast

The Labor Advocate – Episode 8

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014

Labor Advocate – Episode 8 – Joe and Ken discuss The Immigration Reform Bill of 2013 *Originally aired on 4/26/13, this podcast is, oddly, still relevant (in explaining...

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Opinion

Action Alert – Longer Weekends for All!

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014

Labor has long been the champion of hopeless causes… We have demanded the most outrageous things… the weekend… the forty hour work week… the end of child...

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Song of the Week

Song Of The Week (Bonus): Southern ~ Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark (OMD)

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015

Some more… Just don’t get to use OMD often enough… Southern I remember that Monday morning When I was subpoenaed to be in court Many things ran through my mind I...

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Alliance Reacts to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

President Obama gave his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, and in a statement, the Alliance voiced its approval of his remarks and ideas. In particular, the statement from Alliance Executive Director Richard Fiesta noted that the President’s initiative to allow more family leave would benefit many seniors, whose adult children are often their...

Song Of The Week (Bonus): Southern ~ Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark (OMD)

Song Of The Week (Bonus): Southern ~ Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark (OMD)

Jan 20, 2015

Some more… Just don’t get to use OMD often enough… Southern I remember that Monday morning When I was subpoenaed to be in court Many things ran through my mind I started thinking about the people All day long, trying to think of something to say to the people Are you ready for the question? All in favour, let it be known by standing on you...

Martin Luther King Would Be Proud

Martin Luther King Would Be Proud

Jan 18, 2015

Arguably the most influential civil rights leader of the past century is honored today in more ways than one.  With the first black president’s inauguration taking place, one of the most important events in politics coincides with a day dedicated to a great man. Sure, there were folks who were incensed by this juxtaposition, but in the same breath they...

Song Of The Week: MLK & Pride (In The Name Of Love) ~ U2

Song Of The Week: MLK  & Pride (In The Name Of Love) ~ U2

Jan 18, 2015

Enough with the U2, already… Not a chance!  What more, in the name of love?  Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! MLK Sleep Sleep tonight And may your dreams Be realized If the thunder cloud Passes rain So let it rain Rain down on him Mmm, mmm, mmm So let it be Mmm, mmm, mmm So let it be Sleep Sleep tonight And may your dreams Be realized If the thunder...

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

Jan 16, 2015

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE ACTUAL SHOW: MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015 @ 6:00 PM MST @ KGNU – 88.5 FM/1390 AM AND: www.kgnu.org “LIVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: GLENDA ROBINSON, FORMER SMALL BUSINESS OWNER & CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST @ MEMPHIS STATE UNIVERSITY, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, 1966-1968 303-651-2464...

Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price Has Social Security in his Crosshairs

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), the new House Budget Committee chairman, hinted to the Heritage Foundation on Monday that he has big plans for Social Security “reform” in the next two years, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Talking Points Memo blog. Price mentioned means-testing and increasing the eligibility age as possibilities. He also...

Song Of The Week: Senses Working Overtime ~ XTC

Song Of The Week: Senses Working Overtime ~ XTC

Jan 11, 2015

Who’s ready for some OT? Senses Working Overtime Hey, hey, the clouds are whey There’s straw for the donkeys And the innocents can all sleep safely All sleep safely My, my, sun is pie There’s fodder for the cannons And the guilty ones can all sleep safely All sleep safely And all the world is football-shaped It’s just for me to kick in...

Mitch McConnell Raises the Possibility of a Grand Bargain with President Obama

In his first major speech since becoming the new Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) challenged President Obama to work with him, hinting that he is interested in a “Grand Bargain.” McConnell outlined an ambitious plan that includes Social Security and Medicare reforms as well as steps to achieve a balanced budget. The last big effort at a major...