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Black and Latino seniors face double poverty rates

A new report says that 19.4% of Black seniors  and 19%t of Latino seniors have incomes below the federal poverty line, compared to 9.4%  for the senior population as a whole.

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Over 1,000 at Oregon Capitol protest cuts, school privatization

More than a thousand public employee unionists, educators, parents, environmentalists, and Occupy activists rallied for a "Strong Schools, Strong Oregon" day of mass action at the state Capitol.

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Obama’s pension chief pushes new plan to protect retirees

The head of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., which insures traditional private pensions, wants to change how his agency charges premiums to firms it serves.

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More elderly are poor; net worth for young people worsens

The U.S. Census Bureau calculates that nearly twice as many older Americans qualify as poor than had been previously thought. At the same time, net worth disparity between younger and older is at an all-time high.

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Rally tells Sen. Feinstein: Fight for Social Security

They came from all over northern California - by bus, by train, by carpool - to deliver a powerful message to Senator Dianne Feinstein: Stand up and be a champion for Social Security!

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Community, labor demand Rep. Akin protect vital social services

Nearly 100 community, labor and retiree activists rallied outside of Congressman Todd Akin's St. Louis office July 29.

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Unions, allies launch national campaign for caregivers, clients

The objective is to enhance community-based and home-based long-term care for the current 7.6 million elderly adults who need it and for the estimated one-fifth of the U.S. population that will need it by 2030.

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Retired, but fighting: ARA stands up for Social Security (video)

Barbara Easterling, president of the 4-million-member Alliance for Retired Americans, tells it like it is about Social Security and the budget crisis.

Pick up the phone today

It's toll-free: today and tomorrow, July 14 and 15, call 1-866-251-4044 and voice your opposition to any plans to cut Social Security.

New campaign mobilizes for caregivers and those they serve

In addition to poor working conditions, unstable pay, and the lack of respect that are endemic to the care industry as a whole, care workers also face a unique legal barrier to obtaining just working conditions.

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