LAS VEGAS - AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has put lawmakers on notice to stick by Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid or face labor opposition at the polls next year.
The ongoing fight to protect Medicare and Medicaid today from right-wing "reforms" is in sharp contrast to the victory of July 30, 1965.
The fly-in preceded dozens of rallies and events planned nationwide around the same theme, starting Dec. 1, according to an AFL-CIO website.
Michigan's working families know they are in the fight of their lives. The state's Republican legislature is introducing bill after bill that curtails workers' right to bargain collectively.
The Republican Party's 2012 platform is so radical it would have the government "turn its back on its citizens" and trash every-thing from veterans' health care to food safety inspections, a top union leader says.
On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid. It came after decades of struggle.