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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

Song Of The Week:  The Rainbow Connection ~ Kermit & Debbie Harry

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015

  The Rainbow Connection Why are there so many songs about rainbows And what’s on the other side Rainbows are visions But only illusions And rainbows have nothing to...

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Song Of The Week: The Rainbow Connection ~ Kermit & Debbie Harry

Song Of The Week:  The Rainbow Connection ~ Kermit & Debbie Harry

Jun 28, 2015

  The Rainbow Connection Why are there so many songs about rainbows And what’s on the other side Rainbows are visions But only illusions And rainbows have nothing to hide So we’ve been told And some choose to believe it I know they’re wrong, wait and see Some day we’ll find it The rainbow connection The lovers, the dreamers, and...

Supreme Court Upholds Federal Insurance Exchange, Benefiting Early Retirees and Older Workers

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in the case of King v. Burwell that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows residents of states using the federal insurance exchange to receive premium subsidies for their coverage — an outcome that preserves subsidies for 6.4 million people. This decision will be especially helpful to older Americans...

Song Of The Week: This Land Is Your Land ~ (performed by) Bernie Sanders

Song Of The Week: This Land Is Your Land ~ (performed by) Bernie Sanders

Jun 22, 2015

  And why not?  Ken and I went to see Bernie Sanders speak, in Denver, this weekend.  Thought there might be a fwe hundred people, and were pleasantly surprised to be very wrong…  I guarantee you that no other candidate is addressing audiences as “Brothers and Sisters.”  No on else in the race, on either side, could even pull that...

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

Jun 22, 2015

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE PRE-RECORD: MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015 @ 3:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – GREEN STUDIO ACTUAL SHOW: MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015 @ 6:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – 88.5 FM/1390 AM AND: www.kgnu.org “LIVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: MIKE CERBO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COLORADO AFL-CIO 303-433-2100 X5605 (MIKE...

In a Setback for America’s Retirees, Fast Track Passes U.S. House

After a temporary victory on trade for retirees last week, the House of Representatives brought up Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) again, this time using special maneuvers to ensure Trade Adjustment Assistance was attached to a must-pass appropriations bill. The vote passed 218-208, with 28 Democrats voting in favor. TPA, or Fast Track, would enable President...

In Temporary Victory for Seniors, Bad Trade Deal Fails to Advance in House

The U.S. House of Representatives failed to advance a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Fast Track authority legislative package on Friday, handing retirees a temporary victory by a vote of 126-302. President Barack Obama’s bid for fast-track trade authority had narrowly cleared a procedural hurdle on Thursday, after a handful of House Democrats joined with...

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

Jun 7, 2015

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE PRE-RECORD: MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015 @ 3:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – GREEN STUDIO ACTUAL SHOW: MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015 @ 6:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – 88.5 FM/1390 AM AND: www.kgnu.org “LIVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: ED AUGDEN, PRESIDENT, COLORADO ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS 303-455-5800 (ED...

Medicare Turns 50: A Special New Website Marks a Half-Century of Health Care for Seniors

The Alliance is pleased to launch www.medicare50th.org. Click on the link to read the personal stories of what Medicare has meant to several Alliance members personally since its inception, and how much it has changed their lives. As we approach the July 30 anniversary we will add new features and details about Alliance events to mark the occasion and ways you...