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Martin Luther King Would Be Proud

Posted by on Jan 18, 2015

Arguably the most influential civil rights leader of the past century is honored today in more ways than one.  With the first black president’s inauguration taking place, one...

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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:

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015

  This one, as we work into March (and lots of Irish music) because Paul wanted to hear Rattle And Hum… Van Diemen’s Land   Hold me now, oh hold me...

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Song Of The Week:

Song Of The Week:

Mar 1, 2015

  This one, as we work into March (and lots of Irish music) because Paul wanted to hear Rattle And Hum… Van Diemen’s Land   Hold me now, oh hold me now ‘Til this hour has gone around And I’m gone on the rising tide For to face Van Diemen’s land It’s a bitter pill I swallow here To be rent from one so dear We...

Alliance Joins House Members to Protect Social Security Disability Insurance

Alliance Joins House Members to Protect Social Security Disability InsuranceOn Wednesday, the Alliance joined Democratic Representatives Xavier Becerra (CA), Sander Levin (MI), Jan Schakowsky (IL), and Doris Matsui (CA), and allies in speaking out on a tele-press conference call focused on protecting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which has come...

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

Feb 26, 2015

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE PRE-RECORD: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015 @ 1:00 PM MST/2:00 PM CST @ KGNU – GREEN STUDIO – PHONE INTERVIEW ACTUAL SHOW: MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015 @ 6:00 PM MST/7:00 PM CST @ KGNU – 88.5 FM/1390 AM AND: www.kgnu.org “LIVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: HATTIE GIVAN, RETIRED TEACHER,...

Alliance Members Visit Over 120 Congressional Offices during Lobby Week

Members of the Alliance visited over 120 Members of Congress and staff in their home states this week during the Presidents Day recess. “Under the new 114th Congress, retirees issues are once again under attack from many directions including proposed trade agreements, Social Security and Medicare,” said Richard Fiesta, executive director of the Alliance for...

Song Of The Week: President Gas ~ The Psychedelic Furs

Song Of The Week: President Gas ~ The Psychedelic Furs

Feb 15, 2015

Happy Presidents Day!  Let’s remember the few that did anything for labor…  Then, go buy a sofa, I guess… President Gas You have to have a party When you’re in a state like this You can really move it all You have to vote and change You have to get right out of it Like out of all this mess You’ll say yeah to anything If you...

Song Of The Week (Bonus): All You Need Is Love ~ Oasis

Song Of The Week (Bonus): All You Need Is Love ~ Oasis

Feb 14, 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day, suckers! All You Need Is Love Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love. There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done. Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung. Nothing you can say, but you can learn How to play the game It’s easy. Nothing you can make that can’t be made. No one you can save...

Senators Sanders, Warren Warn of Social Security Battle Ahead

Senators Sanders, Warren Warn of Social Security Battle AheadOn Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that House Republicans have already fired a warning shot that they’ll try to scale back future payouts under Social Security. Sen. Sanders mentioned the Alliance and made the statement in a report at http://tinyurl.com/lbquhxd. “Republicans are...

Song Of The Week (Bonus): Love Me Two Times ~ The Doors

Song Of The Week (Bonus): Love Me Two Times ~ The Doors

Feb 12, 2015

Or three, or four, or… Love Me Two Times Love me two times baby Love me twice today Love me two times girl I’m goin’ away Love me two times girl One for tomorrow, one just for today Love me two times I’m goin’ away Love me one time Could not speak Love me one time Yeah, my knees got weak Love me two times girl Last me all through...