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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

The Song Of The Week: Waiting ~ Cake

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015

Waiting So we think that we’re important And we think that we make sense And we think there’s something better On the other side of this fence And you can soak your...

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The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

Apr 25, 2015

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – LABOR EXCHANGE PRE-RECORD: MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015 @ 3:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – GREEN STUDIO ACTUAL SHOW: MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015 @ 6:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – 88.5 FM/1390 AM AND: www.kgnu.org “LIVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: SOLOMON JUAREZ, PRESIDENT, LABOR COUNCIL FOR LATIN AMERICA ADVANCEMENT aka LCLAA,...

Senate Finance Committee Approves “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority Bill

The Senate Finance Committee voted 20-6 on Wednesday to approve the Trade Promotion Authority Bill (“fast track”) that would allow the President greater powers to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP). With these expanded negotiation powers, President Obama’s deal would only be subject to an up-or-down vote in the Senate, without the possibility to...

The Song Of The Week: Waiting ~ Cake

The Song Of The Week: Waiting ~ Cake

Apr 24, 2015

Waiting So we think that we’re important And we think that we make sense And we think there’s something better On the other side of this fence And you can soak your bread in gravy You can soak your bread in soup But the car that you are driving Doesn’t really belong to you So you know you’ll always be waiting Always be waiting for...

The Song Of The Week (Bonus): The Ludlow Massacre ~ Woody Guthrie

The Song Of The Week (Bonus): The Ludlow Massacre ~ Woody Guthrie

Apr 21, 2015

The Ludlow Massacre It was early spring time that the strike was on They moved us miners out of doors Out from the houses that the company owned We moved into tents at old Ludlow I was worried bad about my children Soldiers guarding the railroad bridge Every once in a while a bullet would fly Kick up gravel under my feet We were so afraid they would kill our...

Song Of The Week (Bonus): Smoke Two Joints ~ Sublime

Song Of The Week (Bonus): Smoke Two Joints ~ Sublime

Apr 20, 2015

From beautiful Colorado, Happy 420!   Smoke Two Joints She was living in a single room w/ 3 other individuals, one of them was a male, and the other two, well hell the other two were females. God only knows what they were up to in there, and furthermore Susan I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to learn that all four of them habitually smoked...

Song Of The Week: Burn Down The Malls ~ Mojo Nixon

Song Of The Week:  Burn Down The Malls ~ Mojo Nixon

Apr 18, 2015

  Just because it’s always been a good idea… Burn Down The Malls Burn down the malls Burn down the malls Burn down the shoppin’ malls I said burn down the malls Said burn down the shoppin’ malls Burna, burna, burna, burna, down shoppin’ malls Hey, you ever get the feelin’ That America is turning into some kinda...

Prescription Drug Costs May Increase Under Trans-Pacific Partnership

Senior lawmakers reached agreement on Thursday on a trade promotion authority bill to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Two Republicans — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) — negotiated for months on the “fast track” trade legislation with Sen. Ron Wyden, an...

Eugene V. Debs

Eugene V. Debs

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, he was not born into poverty. His father, who came from a prosperous family, owned a textile mill and a successful retail meat market. Eugene left school, between the age of 14-16,...