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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: Black Friday ~ Steely Dan

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014

This week’s song, for the big holiday…  Too soon?  Hey, it’s just the name.  (This song is really about Friday, September 24, 1869. It is known as “Black...

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Song Of The Week: Black Friday ~ Steely Dan

Song Of The Week: Black Friday ~ Steely Dan

Nov 23, 2014

This week’s song, for the big holiday…  Too soon?  Hey, it’s just the name.  (This song is really about Friday, September 24, 1869. It is known as “Black Friday” in the US because of a failed ploy that left many wealthy investors broke. The investors tried to corner the market on gold, buying as much of it as they could and...

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

Nov 23, 2014

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE PRE-RECORDING: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014 @ 3:00 PM MST/5:00 PM EST @ KGNU – GREEN STUDIO ACTUAL SHOW: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014 @ 6:00 PM MST/8:00 PM EST @ KGNU – 88.5 FM/1390 AM AND: www.kgnu.org “LIVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: CRUZ SALACIO, FARMWORKER & LABOR ORGANIZER,...

Thank Social Security Hero Tom Harkin!

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) is retiring after 40 years of dedicated public service, including the championing of policies and legislation benefiting Social Security and Medicare recipients and their families. One of those pieces of legislation was the Strengthening Social Security Act (S.567), designed to immediately increase current benefits by about $800 annually,...

The Song Of The Week: In The Red ~ The Molotov

The Song Of The Week: In The Red ~ The Molotov

Nov 16, 2014

This week’s song is a little angry.  Too soon? In The Red This is the hammer n piston, this is a fist in this system, if you think this is a metaphor then you ain fuckin listenin, this is a mantra, a rant, a chant, from a voice in dissent, cause i ain’t swallowin or followin these hollow in-cant- -ations of explitation, that they keep...

Winners in the Midterm Elections Will Affect Policies via the Budget

The New York Times reports that Congressional Republicans intend to present a plan to overhaul Medicare, calling for vouchers that they call “premium supports” to steer people 65 and over into buying private health insurance. Another plan is to transform Medicaid, which would be cut and turned into block grants to state governments. GOP leaders also intend...

Song Of The Week:

Song Of The Week:

Nov 9, 2014

Elections got you down? This week’s song, recorded live, in Prague, 2009…  Joan Baez and Vaclav Havel… We Shall Overcome We shall overcome, We shall overcome, We shall overcome, some day. Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe We shall overcome, some day. We’ll walk hand in hand, We’ll walk hand in hand, We’ll walk hand in hand,...

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

Nov 7, 2014

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE PRE-RECORDING: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014 @ 3:00 PM MST @ KGNU – GREEN STUDIO ACTUAL SHOW: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014 @ 6:00 PM MST @ KGNU – 88.5 FM/1390 AM AND: www.kgnu.org “LIVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: DR. JAMES WALSH, HISTORY PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO – DENVER...

Election Results Heavily Favor Republicans over Democrats

A Republican tide swept over the country Tuesday, giving the GOP full control of Congress. The GOP’s crowning achievement was capturing a majority in the U.S. Senate. Republicans have picked up seven Senate seats and will have at least 52, with Alaska still counting and Louisiana going to a December 6 runoff – a wider margin than most had thought likely just...