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Remember Memorial Day Massacre, 1937

Ex-Steelworkers & Friends
Come Sun. May 30, 2 pm
11731 S. Avenue O

Honor the ten Steelworkers killed, 100 shot to win a union

USW Speakers

Bill Gibbons
Jim Robinson
Tom Hargrove

Entertainment and refreshments
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Rand Paul the Nut

I don't know very much about Rand Paul, the candidate for US Senate in Kentucky, but I am sort of curious as to what's ailing him.
This guy has the idea that the US Government has no business getting on the case of British Petroleum for screwing up our environment.
He seems like such a nice guy. Where in the heck did he go wrong?
If this guy is a Libertarian, I don't want any Libertarian representing me.....ever.

Regulate these Oil Companies

Oil is leaking into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate estimated to be somewhere between 56,000 and 84,000 barrels a day. BP, the oil company responsible for this catastrophe has been lying from the very beginning.

Last night on 60 Minutes, an employee of BP stated that his supervisor disregarded a warning given to him that told of things going wrong.

Now, the oil is threatening to go around the Florida Keys and up the East coast.
Finally, when the oil leak is stopped, the cleanup effort will be monumental.
Surely, this is reason enough to make sure that in the future, governmental regulations are in order.

That's right, we need more governmental involvement.

Companies only think and care about the bottom line and their profits. They can't be trusted to tell the truth about just about anything that goes wrong.

This is also another reason to strengthen the OSHA regulations. Eleven workers died in the accident of the oil drilling rig explosion.

The phrase "Drill Baby Drill" s…

The Heck with Retirement

Kitchen sink plumbing leaking below.
Lawn mower engine locked up.
Cut through phone line while installing "decorative split rail fence".
Can't find Hummingbird Feeder.
Raccoons keep knocking over the bird bath.
Moles have taken over whats left of the lawn.
Mail box bashed in and can't open it.
Tree fell into garden, falling on fence.
Kitchen range heating element broke.
I think that's about it.

Think I'll look for a job, the heck with retirement.

Protecting America's Workers Act

Congress enacted the Occupational Safety and Health Act four decades ago to give American workers the right to a safe job. While progress has been made, the toll of workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities remains enormous. Unlike most other federal safety and health laws, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 has never been updated. Major gaps and weaknesses exist, including weak penalties for serious and willful violations of the law, inadequate protections for workers who report hazards or job injuries, and a lack of coverage for millions of state and local public employees, flight attendants and others.

The Protecting America's Workers Act (PAWA), H.R. 2067 and S. 1580, will update and strengthen the Occupational Safety and Health Act and give workers stronger safety rights and protections.

The Protecting America's Workers Act:

Raises OSHA Civil and Criminal Penalties for Job Safety Violations. The bill would raise penalties for OSHA violations to $12,000 for…

Why We're Steelworkers

2009 Indiana Voting Records

x = a vote against retirees
check = a vote for retirees

You can find the voting records of Congress for any state by going Here.
Source: Alliance for Retired Americans