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Today in labor history: Medicare and Medicaid established

The ongoing fight to protect Medicare and Medicaid today from right-wing "reforms" is in sharp contrast to the victory of July 30, 1965.

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Trumka warns Dems: stick by Social Security, Medicare

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.

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Unionists flood Capitol, demand jobs not cuts

The fly-in preceded dozens of rallies and events planned nationwide around the same theme, starting Dec. 1, according to an AFL-CIO website.

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Detroit Labor Day: "Stand up for collective bargaining"

Michigan's working families know they are in the fight of their lives. The state's Republican legislature is introducing bill after bill that curtails workers' right to bargain collectively.

GOP wants government to turn its back on us

The Republican Party's 2012 platform is so radical it would have the government "turn its back on its citizens" and trash every-thing from veterans' health care to food safety inspections, a top union leader says.

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Today in labor and people’s history: Medicare and Medicaid established

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid. It came after decades of struggle.