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Eugene V. Debs

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015

Eugene Victor Debs was born on November 5, 1855, in Terre Haute, Indiana.  His parents were immigrants from the Alsace region of France. Unlike many of labor’s great leaders,...

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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

Why We Support Politicians

Posted by on Feb 7, 2015

Michael Merrifield had an uphill battle last fall.  Senate District 11 had faced a bruising recall election of Senator Morse just a year earlier, and had seen a supporter of labor...

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Song of the Week

Song Of The Week:  Cap In Hand ~ The Proclaimers

Posted by on May 29, 2015

I cant’t understand why you let someone else rule your land… Cap In Hand   I could tell the meaning of a word like serene I got some ‘O’ Grades when I...

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Recent Posts

The Alliance Releases Annual Congressional Voting Record

On Tuesday, the Alliance released its annual report detailing the voting record of every U.S. Representative and Senator on issues important to current and future retirees. The voting record looks at ten key votes in both the Senate and the House and assigns a “Pro-Retiree” score for each member of Congress. Scores reflect a member’s level of support for...

Song Of The Week: Cap In Hand ~ The Proclaimers

Song Of The Week:  Cap In Hand ~ The Proclaimers

May 29, 2015

I cant’t understand why you let someone else rule your land… Cap In Hand   I could tell the meaning of a word like serene I got some ‘O’ Grades when I was sixteen I can tell the difference between magarine and butter I can say “Saskatchewan” without starting to stutter But I can’t understand why we let someone else...

Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens Medicare

Trans Pacific Partnership Threatens Medicare On Thursday, the Senate voted to end debate on giving President Obama “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority which would allow the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be implemented without amendments. The house of Representatives has not yet voted an the measure, which the Alliance opposes. Arizona Alliance for...

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

May 15, 2015

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE PRE-RECORD: TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015 @ 3:00 PM MDT/5:00 PM EDT @ KFNU – GREEN STUDIO ACTUAL SHOW: MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 25, 2015 @ 6:00 PM MDT/8:00 PM EDT @ KGNU – 88.5 FM/1390 AM www.kgnu.org “LIVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: GREG RENNE, FUND ADMINISTRATOR, LABOR MANAGEMENT COOPERATIVE...

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich Spells out the Need to Expand Social Security

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich released a new video explaining the need for expanding earned Social Security benefits by eliminating the $118,500 cap on income subject to Social Security Taxes. Reich notes that with employer-sponsored defined benefit pensions disappearing, and two-thirds of seniors relying on Social Security for a majority of their income,...

Song Of The Week: Bad ~ U2

Song Of The Week:  Bad ~ U2

May 10, 2015

For my son, Paul, who understood both ‘Like’ and ‘Share’…  It was one of his favorites.  This performance, at Live Aid (the event that tricked me into thinking that music was gonna save the world) in 1985 is considered one of the greatest live performances in music history.  It may stay here for a while.  I’m wide awake....

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

May 10, 2015

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE PRE-RECORD: MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 @ 3:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – GREEN STUDIO ACTUAL SHOW: MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 @ 6:00 PM MDT @ KGNU -88.5 FM/1390 AM www.kgnu.org “LIVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: TOM MILLER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WORKFORCE BOULDER COUNTY 303-301-2902 (WORK) 303-549-7474...

Senate Passes Budget that Cuts $5.3 Trillion

The Senate voted 51 to 48 on Tuesday to pass the first joint congressional budget plan in six years, ratifying a 10-year blueprint that would cut spending by $5.3 trillion, overhaul Medicaid by turning it into block grants, and repeal President Obama’s health care law. The budget would cut off health insurance to as many as 27 million people covered by either...