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As elections approach, unions rev up fight for Social Security

"The tea party Republicans divide the country: Scaring people is not standing up for people."

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AFGE hits plans to force "Internet only" on Social Security recipients

Despite huge past problems with electronic verification , the Social Security Administrationis charging ahead with a plan to force almost all recipients into Internet-only communication.

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Retirees gather, organize for social justice

Themed "Building Retiree Power," the ARA convention focused on income inequality and preserving Americans' right to a secure retirement.

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Today in women's history: Frances Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor

The appointment on March 4, 1933, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history.

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New Hampshire retirees blast Sen. Ayotte’s voting record

 The voting record of Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte has drawn the ire of New Hampshire retirees. 

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How does the shutdown and the debt ceiling fight affect you?

There has been precious little discussion of what the gridlock means to workers and their families outside the Capitol Beltway.

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Republicans plunge nation into government shutdown

"Repeal the job-killing sequester," Richard Trumka declared. "Protect food aid for the poor. And create jobs and raise hundreds of billions of dollars to invest in our future by ending tax subsidies for outsourcing."

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Ohioans “chain” Cleveland Public Square to protest Social Security cuts

The 150 participants came from Toledo, Canton, Akron, Columbus, Ashtabula, and even Pittsburgh, as well as Cleveland. They were part of at least 45 "human chain" protests around the country.

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Social Security supporters form human chains in 45 cities

Social Security advocates formed human chains in at least 45 cities from coast to coast yesterday to protest the "chained CPI."

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Will Parry, labor and retiree advocate, 1920-2013

Will Parry," a warrior for working people for more than seven decades," died May 13 at the age of 93.

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