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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 16: Climate Change

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015

Episode 16 – Climate Change What is Climate Change? According to the EPA, the earth has warmed 1.4°F in the past century, and is projected to raise 2 to 11.5°F over...

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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

The Song Of The Week:  There Is Power In A Union ~ The Street Dogs

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015

    There Is Power In A Union There is power in a factory, power in the land Power in the hands of a worker But it all amounts to nothing if together we don’t...

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Recent Posts

The End

The End

Aug 30, 2015

With a heavy heart… At an informal meeting, the other night, Ken and I decided to roll up this project. Neither of us has the time, energy, or heart to continue, which is terribly sad because it seemed like such a good idea… The bottom line is that labor’s interest and support was never really strong enough to make TheAdvocateOnline what it...

The Song Of The Week: There Is Power In A Union ~ The Street Dogs

The Song Of The Week:  There Is Power In A Union ~ The Street Dogs

Aug 29, 2015

    There Is Power In A Union There is power in a factory, power in the land Power in the hands of a worker But it all amounts to nothing if together we don’t stand There is power in a union Now the lessons of the past were all learned with workers blood The mistakes of the bosses we must pay for From the cities and the farmlands to trenches...

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

Aug 28, 2015

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE PRE-RECORD: MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015 @ 3:00 PM MDT/2:00 PM PDT @ KGNU – GREEN STUDIO ACTUAL SHOW: MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015 @ 6:00 PM MDT/5:00 PM PDT @ KGNU – 88.5 FM/1390 AM AND: www.kgnu.org “LIVE STREAM” http://www.kgnu.org/laborexchange INTERVIEW WITH: JOHN SMIRK, BUSINESS MANAGER/SECRETARY TREASURER,...

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Are Staying Silent Regarding Social Security Privatization but Still Favor “Reform”

While still talking about the need to “save” Social Security by cutting benefits to retirees, this cycle’s crop of GOP Presidential candidates have been silent on whether they’d support a plan to privatize Social Security. In 2005, Democrats defeated a proposal by President Bush to allow individuals to invest in private accounts in lieu of Social...

Walker, Rubio Talk about Plans to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

This week, Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker released a plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Sen. Marco Rubio (FL), who is also running for president, spoke about his own plans for the ACA. While light on specifics, Walker’s plan promises to turn Medicaid into a block grant program run by the...

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

The Labor Exchange @ KGNU

Aug 17, 2015

LABOR EXCHANGE @ KGNU HOST – DENNIS CREESE PRE-RECORD: MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015 @ 2:30 PM MDT @ KGNU – GREEN STUDIO ACTUAL SHOW: MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015 @ 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 Celebrates Social Security’s 80th Anniversary with More than 40 Events Today

Members of the Alliance are hosting more than 40 events today, August 14th, to celebrate and educate the public about the importance of protecting and expanding Social Security on its 80th birthday. Together with Medicare’s 50th birthday events held in July, as well as Social Security anniversary celebrations held recently or on the horizon, the Alliance is...

GOP Candidates Attack Social Security, Medicare at Primary Debate

GOP Candidates Attack Social Security, Medicare at Primary Debate Last night, the Republican Party held its first primetime primary debate in Cleveland, Ohio. Participants in the evening event included current and former Governors Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, and Scott Walker; Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio; pediatric...