On this date 80 years ago, in 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt deepened and expanded the New Deal by signing into law the Social Security Act.
We are resolved to take clear action to combat racism, in our own house of labor, and in the broader community; there is no time to waste.
Passing the Employ Young Americans Now Act would be an important step in the fight to preserve and expand Social Security.
The 2015 Alliance for Retired Americans Legislative Conference took place July 7 thru 10.
Hundreds of retirees and their supporters rallied in connection with hearings held by the White House Commission on Aging.
The Republican Party, supporting Social Security cuts and attacks on pensions, has declared war on retirees.
In the aftermath of the Great Depression during which poverty encompassed 60 percent of the senior population, Social Security was a major plank of Roosevelt's "New Deal."
LAS VEGAS - AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has put lawmakers on notice to stick by Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid or face labor opposition at the polls next year.
"Retirees are sick and tired of being scapegoats for these politicians in Washington. Social Security recipients and pensioners have already been hit hard."
President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, providing, for the first time ever, guaranteed income for retirees and creating a system of unemployment benefits.