JUNEAU, Alaska — A Juneau senator has reintroduced legislation that would let public employees opt in to a traditional pension program.
It's about time, don't you think? We have to agree. The Alaska AFL-CIO was behind an increase for Alaska's workers back in 2001 and we will never not support these increases. So it's 2013 - now what?
We want to thank Senator Mark Begich on his proposal to fix the gap in Social Security benefits. He has introduced the Social Security Fairness Act.
A panel of Republican-appointed judges, including one who has, according to Think Progress, previously suggested that all business, labor and Wall Street regulation is constitutionally suspect, ruled that President Obama’s 2012 recess appointments of three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are invalid. Senate Republicans had been blocking confirmation votes on the three before the president's action.
Outside groups are worming their way into the hearts of our elected officials.
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- The Nation: April 10, 2010 edition