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50 Wedding Anniversary of Charlie and Elaine

50 years ago today we were married at City Methodist Church in Gary, IN. After the ceremony, our immediate family walked to the Hotel Gary for dinner. The weather that day was warm and rainy. They say that it is good luck if it rains on your wedding day. We will quietly celebrate with dinner out this evening.

Social Security Is Not Going Broke

Worker Justice

Republican Statements on Immigration

Healthcare Workers Need a Voice

Bernie Sanders Speaks to Labor

Elizabeth Warren at the 2015 Alliance Legislative conference

Joe Hill

Love Is My Religion

Oppose Fasttrack and the TPP

Say No To The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fasttrack

Indiana Bigots On The Run

Indiana Has Gone Over The Edge

Are You A Bigot? Come to Indiana!

Trans Pacific Partnership TPP is a bad deal

Oil Companies Becoming Like Union Carbide?

Remember when, in 1984, Union Carbide killed about 2,500 people in Bhopal, India, when a gas leak exposed over 500,000 people to cyanide gas? Although I do remember the incident, I was only vaguely knowledgeable about it until a few days ago when I watched the movie “Bhopal” on Netflix and got curious.
Union Carbide Corporation is one of the world's largest multi-nationals. Carbide made pesticide with MIC-one of the most dangerous chemicals known to man.
Union Carbide was fined only $470 million. It paid $2,000 per corpse. About 150,000 survivors remain chronically ill. Dow chemical acquired Union Carbide in 2001 and they refuse any liability. Union Carbide has never apologized even though they were found to be criminally negligent.
This episode brings to mind the latest bargaining difficulties the United Steelworkers Union is having in convincing the oil companies to negotiate safer work places and practices. I remember when the Northern Indiana Public Service Company had the sa…

Did you know this about Prescription Drugs?

Congress--Reauthorize the Older Americans Act