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You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
                                                      -Mother Jones
Sunday, March 15, 1903
Denver, Colorado-At 3 AM this morning the Western Federation of Miners reached an agreement with two of three mill managers in the Colorado City smeltermens strike. The Telluride and Portland mills have agreed to an eight-hour day and to rehire the men who were fired. Negotiations on wages will continue.

The third manger, Charles MacNeill of the Standard Mill, stormed out of the meeting. He vows that he will not accept this agreement nor any other agreement with the Western Federation of Miners.

SOURCE
Roughneck
The Life and Times of
Big Bill Haywood

-by Peter Carlson
NY, 1983

Saturday, March 15, 1913
Paterson, New Jersey-The Paterson Daily Press is warning that when Big Bill Haywood arrives back in Paterson, he will be watched closely by police authorities and had best refrain from making "inflammatory speeches." Mayor McBride promises, "If he does, then he will be made to feel the strong arm of the law."

The Press is hopeful that heavy rain will prevent another mass meeting of strikers in Haledon tomorrow, but promises that a large force of deputies will be on hand should the strikers attempt to march to Haledon.

We shall see.

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http://sites.bergen.org/... (pdf!)

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Friday, March 15, 2013
The Nuns on the Bus Oppose Rep Ryan's Budget:

Rep. Ryan claims to balance the budget within 10 years while lowering tax rates. He admits that some of this is due to the already-in-place tax increases on those earning more than $400,000 per year, which he STRONGLY opposed, and more of it is due to repealing (not reducing) the Affordable Care Act. Medicaid would become a capped block grant program –which would result in denying healthcare to at least hundreds of thousands of persons who have no access to insurance, thus increasing the real costs of healthcare by their use of emergency rooms for common ailments. Medicare would have means-tested premiums for high-income seniors, and workers born in 1959 or later would enter a private Medicare Exchange with a premium support provided beginning in 2024. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) would be given over to the states in a block grant, and a federal mandate would call for time limits and work requirements.

In his totals, spending would be about $50 billion less than under sequestration! Discretionary spending would total $966 billion, which is $92 billion below the $1.058 trillion cap established by the 2011 Budget Control Act. There are no stated provisions to accommodate the needs of children, the elderly and those with physical or emotional restrictions on their ability to work.

NETWORK strongly opposes each of the above proposals as they create untenable situations for those struggling to survive economically.

Read full statement here:
http://www.networklobby.org/...
Network, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobbey
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Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 04:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Anti-Capitalist Chat and In Support of Labor and Unions.

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