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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: To Win Just Once ~ The Saw Doctors

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015

Because they didn’t get in last week… To Win Just Once To win just once would be enough For those who’ve lost in life and love For those who’ve lost their...

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Recent Posts

Budget Vote-O-Rama Forces Senators to Take a Stance on Retirement Security, Minimum Wage

Members of the U.S. Senate voted on dozens of amendments to the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget on Wednesday. This marathon “Vote-O-Rama” session forced many Senators, including 2016 GOP Presidential hopefuls, to take definitive positions on issues such as raising the minimum wage, preserving Medicare and Social Security earned benefits, and protecting against...

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

Mar 26, 2015

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE PRE-RECORD: MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015 @ 3:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – GREEN STUDIO ACTUAL SHOW: MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015 @ 6:00 PM MDT @ KGNU – 88.5 FM/1390 AM AND: www.kgnu.org “LOVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: DR. RAY HOGLER, LABOR LAW PROFESSOR AND PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT, COLORADO STATE...

House Republican Budget is a Frontal Assault on Seniors’ Needs

This week, Congressional Republicans put forward a version of a Fiscal Year 2016 Budget that contains cuts to Medicare beneficiaries and threatens Social Security. Alliance Executive Director Richard Fiesta issued a statement on Wednesday saying “the budget plan put forward by House Republicans today is a frontal assault on the needs of seniors, persons with...

Song Of The Week: To Win Just Once ~ The Saw Doctors

Song Of The Week: To Win Just Once ~ The Saw Doctors

Mar 19, 2015

Because they didn’t get in last week… To Win Just Once To win just once would be enough For those who’ve lost in life and love For those who’ve lost their guile and nerve Their innocence, their drive and verve For those who feel they’ve been mistreated Discriminated, robbed or cheated To claim one victory inspired To win just...

Song Of The Week (Bonus): Danny Boy ~ Sinead O’Connor

Song Of The Week (Bonus): Danny Boy ~ Sinead O’Connor

Mar 16, 2015

One more day… Danny Boy Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling From glen to glen, and down the mountain side The summer’s gone, and all the flowers are dying ‘Tis you, ’tis you must go and I must bide. But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow ‘Tis I’ll be...

Nation's Retirement Income Deficit Now $7.7 Trillion

Nation’s Retirement Income Deficit Now $7.7 Trillion At a hearing before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, testified that over the last five years the nation’s Retirement Income Deficit (RID) has risen from $6.6 trillion to $7.7 trillion. The focus of the...

Song Of The Week (Bonus): Redemption Song ~ Ziggy Marley and The Chieftans

Song Of The Week (Bonus): Redemption Song ~ Ziggy Marley and The Chieftans

Mar 15, 2015

Two more days… Redemption Song Old pirates, yes, they rob I, Sold I to the merchant ships, Minutes after they took I From the bottomless pit. But my hand was made strong By the ‘and of the Almighty. We forward in this generation Triumphantly. Won’t you help to sing These songs of freedom? ‘Cause all I ever have, Redemption...

Song Of The Week (Bonus): Thousands Are Sailing ~ The Pogues

Song Of The Week (Bonus): Thousands Are Sailing ~ The Pogues

Mar 14, 2015

Three more days… Thousands Are Sailing The island it is silent now But the ghosts still haunt the waves And the torch lights up a famished man Who fortune could not save Did you work upon the railroads? Did you rid the streets of crime? Were your dollars from the white house? Were they from the five and dime? Did the old songs taunt or cheer you And did...