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AFL-CIO Calls On Obama To Set Mandatory Ebola Safety Standards In The Workplace

Wed. October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The president of the AFL-CIO labor federation sent letters to the White House and Congress on Tuesday demanding that national workplace safety standards be put in place for workers who could be exposed to Ebola.

The First Lady teams up with Redbook to support female Veterans

Wed. October 22, 2014

On Tuesday, October 7, Redbook unveiled their November issue, which features First Lady Michelle Obama and is dedicated to helping female veterans get jobs. The issue highlights five female veterans who visited the White House to speak with the First Lady about the Joining Forces initiative and their experiences transitioning into civilian life.

Another year, another small Social Security bump

Wed. October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.

Wounded vets cooking up fresh start at D.C. bakery

Wed. October 22, 2014

On a side street in Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown neighborhood, a bakery is under construction, preparing to join the upscale area's cafes and restaurants.

Free Rides for Vets Living in Highly Rural Areas

Wed. October 22, 2014

Thousands of Veterans who live in highly rural and remote areas will now have free transportation to their VA medical appointments to receive the health care they need and have earned through service to our country.

State Declares End of Fire Season in Central Oregon District

Tue. October 21, 2014

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry - Posted on FlashAlert: October 20th, 2014 12:05 PM
The Oregon Department of Forestry's (ODF) Central Oregon District announced today that the 2014 wildfire season on state-protected lands will end Tuesday morning, Oct. 21. All fire season-related rules will be lifted on the district, which encompasses 2.2 million acres of private and public forest and rangeland in 10 counties.

Equal Pay Top Issue for Women

Mon. October 20, 2014

In an October 13, 2014, Gallup Inc survey, equal pay was cited as the number one most important issue for working women in the US today. The telephone survey included 1,252 adults, of which 39% indicated equal pay or fair pay as the issue about which they were most concerned. The second most important issue, equal opportunity for advancement, carried 20% of the survey responses.

Equal pay and the increase in minimum wage has been an issue pushed by liberals but stalled by conservatives. With the November 4, 2014, elections around the corner, this issue is sure have an impact.

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