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Immigrants Play a Vital Role in Securing our Social Security System’s Future

by Nancy Altman, president of Social Security Works and EOI board member Donald Trump and his administration are holding millions of young Americans hostage. In return for ending the deportation of Dreamers who were brought to this country as children

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, An Inclusive Economy, Column, Retirement Security, Social Security

Nipples – The New Side of Jeff Bezos?

On Friday, the New York Times printed an article on Jeff Bezos’ recent attempts to create a personal brand. The article came on the heels of his and his wife’s $33 million donation to a nonprofit that provides college scholarships

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, An Inclusive Economy, Progressive Tax Reform

Sexual Assault and Lower Pay: Two Tools to Keep Women in Their Place

My first response to the sea of “me toos” on Facebook over the past few days was to wonder how anyone out there could possibly not already know that women and teenage girls are routinely subjected to sexual harassment and

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Column, Equal Pay

Social Security report shows healthy system in need of fine-tuning

Last week, the Social Security Trustees published their 269-page annual report on the health of the Social Security Trust Funds, which hold the assets that will help fund future retirement benefits for Social Security recipients. In sum, the future of

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Boost of minimum wage can make economy great again

Eighteen years ago the people of our state became public pioneers by passing into law the first minimum wage initiative that, like Social Security, included an automatic COLA – a cost-of-living adjustment. With this law, we made sure that the

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Time to make Electoral College adhere to the popular vote – here’s how

Our leaders always reference democracy with the founders of our country. That is not true. The founders had a much different vision of power and control, one that did not and still does not comport with democracy. We started our

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The Truth About Social Security’s Solvency and You

What’s ahead, what the candidates say, and a forecast for Medicare [By Chris Farrell via Next Avenue] Social Security’s recently released 2016 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees on the system’s financial condition is 272 pages long and a doorstop.

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Retirement Security, Retirement Security Accounts, Social Security

Racism still divides us and holds us back

During this strange presidential campaign, several candidates are spouting wishful thinking about what our nation’s founders believed. Consider this: “Ted Cruz has spent a lifetime fighting to defend the Constitution. Our nation’s founding document and the supreme law of the

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