There has been precious little discussion of what the gridlock means to workers and their families outside the Capitol Beltway.
"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."
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.
Social Security advocates formed human chains in at least 45 cities from coast to coast yesterday to protest the "chained CPI."
Will Parry," a warrior for working people for more than seven decades," died May 13 at the age of 93.
Nancy Altman told lawmakers that instead of considering how to cut the cost of living adjustments, Social Security should adopt an alternative inflation measure.
The resolution opposing any cuts to Social Security also stated that the cap on Social Security taxes, now at $113,000, should be eliminated, so that the wealthy pay their fair share.
Labor and its allies in a broad array of movements are rising up against the plan.
The billionaire-funded campaign against Social Security has gone into high gear, and it's called chained CPI.
The appointment on March 4, 1933, made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history. She helped bring about the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Social Security Act