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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: Solidarity Forever ~ Pete Seeger

Posted by on 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”....

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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...

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

Aug 28, 2014

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE ACTUAL SHOW: LABOR DAY, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 @ 6:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – 88.5 FM/1390 AM AND: www.kgnu.org “LIVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: BOB BUTERO, REGIONAL DIRECTOR, UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA (UMWA), REGION IV, AFL-CIO SUBJECT: LUDLOW MASSACRE: 100 YEARS – APRIL 20,...

Song Of The Week: What’s Going On ~ Marvin Gaye

Song Of The Week: What’s Going On ~ Marvin Gaye

Aug 24, 2014

  Released in 1971, on the album of the same name…   What’s Going On Mother, motherThere’s too many of you cryingBrother, brother, brotherThere’s far too many of you dyingYou know we’ve got to find a wayTo bring some lovin’ here todayFather, fatherWe don’t need to escalateYou see, war is not the answerFor only...

Alliance Members Continue Social Security Birthday Celebrations

With Social Security celebrating its 79th birthday last week, Alliance members have been holding events across the country honoring the landmark retirement security program. This week’s events included celebrations with cake and balloons in states such as Iowa, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania. To view the latest photos from Social Security birthday...

Song Of The Week: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised ~ Gil Scott-Heron

Song Of The Week:  The Revolution Will Not Be Televised ~ Gil Scott-Heron

Aug 18, 2014

  Written and recorded by Gil Scott-Heron, in 1970, for his album, Small Talk at 125th and Lenox  The Revolution Will Not Be Televised You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out. You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip out for beer during commercials, Because the revolution will not be...

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

Aug 16, 2014

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE PRE-RECORD: MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014 @ 3:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – GREEN STUDIO ACTUAL STUDIO: MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014 @ 6:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – 88.5 FM/1390 AM AND: www.kgnu.org “LIVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: TINA MUEH, PRESIDENT, BOULDER VALLEY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (BVEA) 303-415-0643...

Alliance Members Honor 79th Birthday of Social Security

Our nation’s Social Security system celebrated its 79th anniversary on Thursday, and Alliance members commemorated the important event by throwing more than 30 birthday parties across the country with cake and balloons. Celebrations focused on the long term success of the Social Security system and the need to expand the program in order to meet the needs of...