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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: Wish You Were Here ~ David Gilmour

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014

David Gilmour Wish you were here live unplugged… Wish You Were Here So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain. Can you tell a green field from a...

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Recent Posts

Rally at U.S. Capitol Fires up Seniors

On Thursday, the Alliance for Retired Americans, Americans United for Change and allies held a rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC to say, “Hands off Social Security and Medicare!” Additional event co-sponsors included AFSCME, the AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT); Communications Workers of America; the National Education...

Song Of The Week: Wish You Were Here ~ David Gilmour

Song Of The Week: Wish You Were Here ~ David Gilmour

Sep 15, 2014

David Gilmour Wish you were here live unplugged… Wish You Were Here So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain. Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil? Do you think you can tell? Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts? Hot ashes for trees? Hot air for a cool breeze? Cold comfort for...

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

Sep 13, 2014

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE PRE-RECORD: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 @ 12:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – GREEN STUDIO ACTUAL SHOW: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 @ 6:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – 88.5 FM/1390 AM AND: www.kgnu.org “LIVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: DR. RAY HOGLER, LABOR LAW PROFESSOR AND PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT, COLORADO...

Seniors Increasingly Struggle to Pay Back Educational Loans

Watsonville, California resident Rosemary Anderson testified in Washington on Wednesday before the Senate Aging Committee’s hearing on older Americans and student loan debt. “Some may think of student loan debt as just a young person’s problem,” said Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), chairman of the committee. “Well, as it turns out, that’s...

Song Of The Week: Working For A Living ~ Ron Rauba

Song Of The Week: Working For A Living ~ Ron Rauba

Sep 7, 2014

This week, an instrumental… This song is dedicated to those who know a long hard day working for the man. (This ain’t no Huey Lewis!)

Happy Grandparents Day!

Sunday, September 7 is Grandparents Day. In Ohio, Alliance members are celebrating the day with an event in Cortland. In Illinois, Alliance members in the East St. Louis area are celebrating the holiday today with Rep. William Enyart. “I want to say Happy Grandparents Day to all the grandparents out there,” said Barbara J. Easterling, President of the...

Song Of The Week: Solidarity Forever ~ Pete Seeger

Song Of The Week: Solidarity Forever ~ Pete Seeger

Sep 1, 2014

  This week’s song was  written by Ralph Chaplin in 1915, is perhaps the most famous union anthem. It is sung to the tune of “John Brown’s Body”.  Although it was written as a song for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), other union movements, such as the AFL-CIO, have adopted the song as their own.  Happy Labor Day! ...

This Labor Day, Let's Raise America's Pay – It Will Help with Retirement Savings

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) addresses extremely slow wage growth just in time for Labor Day. Available at http://tinyurl.com/l4duxgm, EPI’s paper shows that wages for most Americans were flat or fell in the first half of 2014, compared to this time last year. The study’s author, Elise Gould, says that wages even fell for top wage earners and those...