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Protect Medicare and Social Security

Protect Medicare and Social Security

Happy Birthday Medicare and Social Security! As we celebrate Medicare’s recent 50th anniversary, and Social Security’s 80th anniversary on August 14th, it is the perfect time to remind our representatives about the importance of these critical programs. Social Security and Medicare provide vulnerable seniors with access to high-quality health care, and with the opportunity to retire with the security and […]

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House GOP Jams Through Budget Blueprint Over Union, Dem Dissent

WASHINGTON –Brushing aside dissent and objections from unions, workers and the Democratic minority, the House’s ruling Republicans jammed through a GOP-written budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, by a 219-205 vote on April 10.  Democrats opposed it 193-0.  Solons then scattered for a 2-week recess. The blueprint sets priorities for legislators as they start writing actual money […]

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AFSA Attends Conference Advocating for Social Security Expansion

AFSA Attends Conference Advocating for Social Security Expansion

On Wednesday, October 30, 2013, AFSA attended a conference at the Senate Hart Office Building, on the benefits of expanding Social Security. The briefing including a distinguished panel of experts, including representatives from the Economic Policy Institute, AFL-CIO, Alliance for Retired Americans, Social Security Works among others. During the conference, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) launched an open letter […]

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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. His Oct. 21 speech to the International Federation of Employee Benefit Plans in Las Vegas was directed at both parties, but with a special warning for the Democrats. His warning is notable because […]

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