Bernie’s labor plan includes restoring pension rights undone by Obama/Biden in 2014.

Campaigning in Iowa, Bernie Sanders released a comprehensive labor plan today as he and other Democratic presidential candidates addressed the Iowa Federation of Labor’s annual convention in Altoona. Included in Sanders’ plan is a repeal of an Obama executive order, signed in 2014, allowing for major pension theft across private sector industries. The 2014 bill, […]

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Jeffrey Epstein, Apollo Global Management and IL TRS investments.

Pensions and Investments is reporting this morning: CalPERS is pressing Apollo Global Management LLC, one of its private equity managers, over co-founder Leon Black’s relationship with registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. “CalPERS takes this issue very seriously. The actions our general partners take, both in professional and private contexts, impact our assessment of which firms […]

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Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. DSA member and Chicago city council member Byron Sigcho Lopez and environmental justice organizer Juliana Pino.

I had no expectation that spending an hour with Juliana Pino and Byron Sigcho was going to be boring. I’ve known Byron for years from his work with the Pilsen Alliance. Juliana and I are new friends and I consider myself lucky to have met her. Both Byron and Juliana are allies in the fight […]

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Monumental concerns.

After a year of debate, New York’s cultural gatekeepers will allow Sojourner Truth to enter Central Park. Truth, an American hero of the first order, was an abolitionist and advocate for women’s rights and suffrage. Until now, Central Park has no statues or monuments that pay tribute to real women. There are only statues of […]

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