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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 Th Week: Brother Ali ~ Work Everyday

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014

This week, some Hip to the Hop… Work Everyday Damn, man. I’m broker than an old VCR, man. I need a job. Are they hiring at your Job? I got a stack of red bills at my...

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Song of Th Week: Brother Ali ~ Work Everyday

Song of Th Week: Brother Ali ~ Work Everyday

Oct 26, 2014

This week, some Hip to the Hop… Work Everyday Damn, man. I’m broker than an old VCR, man. I need a job. Are they hiring at your Job? I got a stack of red bills at my house. It looks like Valentine’s Day at the crib. My Kids are eating left-over leftovers, man. I can’t fool them no more. It’s job time [Hook:] Every day every day Got...

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

Oct 24, 2014

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE PRE-RECORDING: MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014 @ 3:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – 88.5 FM/1390 AM AND: www.kgnu.org “LIVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: KATHY CORCORAN, RETIRED LETTER CARRIER, NALC, AFL-CIO & FORMER PRESIDENT, COLORADO STATE ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS 1-719-439-4546...

Social Security Benefits will Increase by 1.7% in 2015

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7% in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced on Wednesday. The Social Security Act ties the annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) to the increase in the Consumer Price Index, as determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of...

Song Of The Week: Won’t Get Fooled Again ~ The Who

Song Of The Week: Won’t Get Fooled Again ~ The Who

Oct 19, 2014

Is there anything better than a 9-minute, live version of this song on a Monday morning?  This week’s song celebrates the democratic process (just as surely as I know that the hypnotized never lie…)  *Remember, fool me twice…   Won’t Get Fooled Again We’ll be fighting in the streets With our children at our feet And the...

Health Experts: Sequester and Other Budget Cuts Left us Vulnerable to Ebola

Health experts are saying that the budget cuts, including sequestration, resulting from fiscal conservatives’ goal of cutting government at all costs, has greatly exacerbated the Ebola crisis in Africa and left the U.S. vulnerable. Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, said that a decade of stagnant spending has “slowed down”...

Song Of The Week: October ~ U2

Song Of The Week: October ~ U2

Oct 12, 2014

This week’s song, by U2, recorded live, 1983 — Because it is… October October And the trees are stripped bare Of all they wear What do I care October And kingdoms rise And kingdoms fall But you go on…and on…

Action Alert – Longer Weekends for All!

Action Alert – Longer Weekends for All!

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 labor… At every step, we were told that what we asked for was impossible. We were told that what we wanted was unreasonable… We didn’t believe them, and we re-invented...

Astronomical Prices of Some Cancer Drugs Hit Vulnerable Patients Hard

60 Minutes reported last Sunday on the high price of cancer drugs in the U.S. Lesley Stahl’s piece shed light on the fact that Medicare has to pay the price determined by the drug companies, since under current law, Medicare is prohibited from negotiating the prices. The report noted that some cancer patients have gone into bankruptcy in an effort to save...