Labor News

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Social Security turns 78

President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, providing, for the first time ever, guaranteed income for retirees and creating a system of unemployment benefits.

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Caregivers push for a voice at senior home

Willson has gone two years without a raise. She currently makes $9.39 an-hour, while caring for senior citizens.

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Retirement home residents rally for workers

Their hair is gray, some use walkers or canes, but that didn't stop them from rallying to support 38 workers "replaced" during a contract dispute.

Social Security at 75 is under attack, again

"There is no tragedy in growing old, but there is tragedy in growing old without means of support,"President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in 1934.

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Unions join drive to save Social Security

Labor organizations joined 59 other groups on July 29 to unveil a mass movement to protect Social Security from an Obama administration-named deficit-cutting commission.

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Hero of labor, Will Parry, celebrates 90th birthday

SEATTLE - At his 90th birthday party, April 24, Will Parry picked up his guitar and led 400 union brothers and sisters, family, comrades, and friends in singing "Carry It On," ending, "No more tears, for we're still singing."

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Retirees celebrate health care reform, prepare for mid-term elections

The 4-million-member Alliance for Retired Americans celebrated the health care reform law at its recent convention, and prepared for the upcoming mid-term elections.

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Retirees jump-start convention

The Alliance for Retired Americans rocked their first plenary session with appearances by AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler, Labor Department Secretary Hilda Solis and others.