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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

Hemp For Victory! (Or, Everything Old Is New Again…)

Posted by on May 18, 2014

There is a sneaky side to the cannabis plant that many people seem to know almost nothing about, and that is hemp.  Can labor talk about hemp, for a minute?  I believe labor needs...

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Song of the Week

Song of the Week: The Times They Are A Changin’ ~ Flogging Molly

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014

  This week’s song, my favorite version of the Robert Zimmerman classic… The Times They Are A Changin’ Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And...

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Song of the Week: The Times They Are A Changin’ ~ Flogging Molly

Song of the Week: The Times They Are A Changin’ ~ Flogging Molly

Jul 28, 2014

  This week’s song, my favorite version of the Robert Zimmerman classic… The Times They Are A Changin’ Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll...

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan Releases Anti-Poverty Proposal

On Thursday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled a new proposal to overhaul federal anti-poverty programs and shift more control to individual states. Under Ryan’s plan, most of the federal government’s anti-poverty programs, including food stamps and housing vouchers, would be consolidated into a single program that would be overseen more closely at the state...

Song The Week: Deportee ~ Ani DiFranco & Ry Cooder

Song The Week: Deportee ~ Ani DiFranco & Ry Cooder

Jul 20, 2014

  This week’s song is yet another Woody Guthrie cover.  Unfortunately, it never seems to go out of style… Deportee  (also known as “Plane Wreck at Los Gatos”) *Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Martin Hoffman The crops are all in and the peaches are rott’ning, The oranges piled in their creosote dumps; They’re flying...

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

Jul 20, 2014

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE PRE-RECORD: MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014 @ 1:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – GREEN STUDIO ACTUAL SHOW: MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014 @ 6:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – 88.5 FM/1390 AM AND: www.kgnu.org “LIVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: JOAN FITZ-GERALD, FORMER PRESIDENT, AMERICA VOTES AND FORMER COLORADO STATE SENATE...

Capitol Hill Event Puts Focus on Older Unemployed Workers

On Wednesday, Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance, teamed up with several Members of Congress, the Center for Effective Government, and other advocacy organizations to draw attention to older unemployed jobseekers. The Capitol Hill event highlighted the disproportionate impact of long-term unemployment on both near-retirees and younger workers...

Song Of The Week: The Ghost Of Tom Joad ~ Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello

Song Of The Week: The Ghost Of Tom Joad ~ Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello

Jul 14, 2014

  This week’s song is from a live performance, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH, 2009…  Gotta love Tom Morello, who really shows up to support labor — every time! The Ghost Of Tom Joad Man walks along the railroad track He’s goin’ some place, there’s no turnin’ back The Highway Patrol chopper...

Social Security Disability Insurance Event Shines a Light on Program’s Importance

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) coverage, which workers earn through Social Security payroll tax contributions, provides benefits to 8.9 million disabled American workers and 1.9 million dependent children of disabled workers. On Tuesday, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Alliance Legislative Representative Eva Dominguez were featured speakers at an...

The Labor Advocate – Episode 8

The Labor Advocate – Episode 8

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 what’s currently happening with immigration reform…) The intro song is “This Land is Our Land” by Woody Guthrie.  This song was released for everyone to...