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A. Philip Randolph

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014

Asa Philip Randolph was born April 15, 1889, in Crescent City, Florida. His father was a tailor and minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and his mother was a skilled...

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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: Won’t Get Fooled Again ~ The Who

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014

Is there anything better than a 9-minute, live version of this song on a Monday morning?  This week’s song celebrates the democratic process (just as surely as I know that...

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Song Of The Week: Won’t Get Fooled Again ~ The Who

Song Of The Week: Won’t Get Fooled Again ~ The Who

Oct 19, 2014

Is there anything better than a 9-minute, live version of this song on a Monday morning?  This week’s song celebrates the democratic process (just as surely as I know that the hypnotized never lie…)  *Remember, fool me twice…   Won’t Get Fooled Again We’ll be fighting in the streets With our children at our feet And the...

Health Experts: Sequester and Other Budget Cuts Left us Vulnerable to Ebola

Health experts are saying that the budget cuts, including sequestration, resulting from fiscal conservatives’ goal of cutting government at all costs, has greatly exacerbated the Ebola crisis in Africa and left the U.S. vulnerable. Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, said that a decade of stagnant spending has “slowed down”...

Song Of The Week: October ~ U2

Song Of The Week: October ~ U2

Oct 12, 2014

This week’s song, by U2, recorded live, 1983 — Because it is… October October And the trees are stripped bare Of all they wear What do I care October And kingdoms rise And kingdoms fall But you go on…and on…

Action Alert – Longer Weekends for All!

Action Alert – Longer Weekends for All!

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 labor… At every step, we were told that what we asked for was impossible. We were told that what we wanted was unreasonable… We didn’t believe them, and we re-invented...

Astronomical Prices of Some Cancer Drugs Hit Vulnerable Patients Hard

60 Minutes reported last Sunday on the high price of cancer drugs in the U.S. Lesley Stahl’s piece shed light on the fact that Medicare has to pay the price determined by the drug companies, since under current law, Medicare is prohibited from negotiating the prices. The report noted that some cancer patients have gone into bankruptcy in an effort to save...

Song Of The Week: Decisions ~ Rehab

Song Of The Week: Decisions ~ Rehab

Oct 5, 2014

This week’s song is for those who are having trouble with… Decisions It’s so hard to make decisions In the world that we live in We’re just lookin’ for religion Through the windows of the sin Is it somethin’ in the water Is it somethin’ in the air Is there somethin’ I should know about Does anybody...

Thousands of Alliance Members Join Tele-Town Hall Calls with Candidates

More than 6,000 Alliance members dialed in Monday night on a tele-town hall conference call with Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), with several of the activists asking Sen. Hagan questions. Seniors advocate Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of the musical group Sha Na Na and North Carolina AFL-CIO President James Andrews also spoke on behalf of Sen. Hagan during the call. “I will...

Song Of The Week: Everything Counts ~ Depeche Mode

Song Of The Week: Everything Counts ~ Depeche Mode

Sep 28, 2014

  This week’s song sums up capitalism in six minutes…  (Still stuck in the 80’s…)  Everything Counts was the band’s 8th UK single, released in July, 1983, (released as their 3rd US single, in November of that same year) from the then upcoming album, Construction Time Again. Everything Counts The handshake seals the...