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UE Political Action Updates

Why Government Spying and Surveillance Revelations Matter to Working People

11 June, 2013

Why do government spying and surveillance revelations matter to working people? First, let's consider that it is now confirmed that Big Brother -- and Big Business -- routinely spy-on your daily phone and internet activities, and the entire population apparently. The bottom line of the June 6 revelations by the Washington Post newspaper and the U.K.

The Sequester: Two Articles to Help Make Sense of This Nonsense

04 March, 2013

The sequester. It's kind of a nonsensical name, and maybe it should be, because the policy now being called "sequestration" or "the sequester" makes no sense at all. It officially went into effect on Friday, March 1, and unless Congress agrees to do something different, it will mean indiscriminate across-the-board cuts in most federal programs, although Social Security, Medicaid, and a few other programs were exempted.

UE Protestors Tell Top Senator, "Stop the Cuts, Tax the Rich"

13 December, 2012

Leaders and activists from UE Locals 1177 and1110, UE Western Region and Warehouse Workers for Justice (WWJ) protested outside the office of Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) in downtown Chicago on Monday, December 10, demanding that, in the so-called "Fiscal Cliff" negotiations, he oppose any cuts in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or other important social safety net programs and instead impose higher tax rates on the rich. They joined protestors organized by Stand Up Chicago, MoveOn.org, and Chicago Jobs with Justice in delivering postcards signed by over 5,000 individuals.

Bernie Sanders Says, "Hands Off Social Security!"

09 November, 2012

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders appeared on MSNBC's The Ed Show with Ed Schultz on Nov. 8 to rally resistance to any fiscal deal that "balances the budget on the backs of the elderly, the sick and the poor." Sanders urged Pres. Obama to visit every one of the 50 states "no matter how conservative" and ask the people, "Do you really believe we should give tax breaks to billionaires and cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid?"

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