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About oklahomafed

Greg Guthrie has held positions at the US Department of Commerce, Library of Congress and the World Bank, taught the course ‘Environmental Issues in the Mediterranean” at Georgetown University where he wrote his thesis: “Labor Unions: Champions of Social Justice”, which has been cited, among others, in Labor Law Journal, and in the book ‘ American Labor: A Documentary Collection’ Ed. by Melvyn Dubofsky and Joseph A. McCartin. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Currently, he is with the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) of the US Department of Commerce. He has been a guest on the radio program, Georgetown University Forum, where he has spoken on the virtues of Organized Labor. He is a native Oklahoman.

Laborem Exercens (On Human Work) IOANNES PAULUS PP. II (part 20) IOANNES PAULUS PP. II LABOREM EXERCENS To His Venerable Brothers in the Episcopate to the Priests to the Religious Families to the sons and daughters of the Church and to all Men and Women of good will on Human … Continue reading

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Labor Day is coming up. Here is a column from several years ago by Msgr. George Higgins – America’s Labor Priest

Why There’s So Much Ado About Labor in My Column By Msgr. George G. Higgins The Yardstick April 10, 2000 A friend was kind enough to say in a recent letter that she generally finds “The Yardstick” informative and worth … Continue reading

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National College Players Association (NCPA) – their time has come

College football players bring in millions to major universities, yet they get paid nothing. One injury, and their career is over. The time has come to change this inequity.        

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August 1936. “People living in miserable poverty. Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.” Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

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I don’t understand this – Detroit

10,000 homeless on the streets of Detroit on any given night. Detroit is getting ready to tear down thousands of empty houses.  

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Get some consumer help – Consumer action handbook – Great reaource

If you’re feeling uncertain about your finances, the Consumer Action Handbook is the place to find answers to your questions about credit cards, bank accounts and managing debt. Learn to create a smart money management plan, get a handle on … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday Woody Guthrie July 14, 2012

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The story of the labor mo…

The story of the labor movement needs to be taught in every school in this land… America is a living testimonial to what free men and women, organized in free democratic trade unions can do to make a better life … we ought to be proud of it! – Hubert Humphrey

Address to the 1977 Minnesota State AFL-CIO Convention.

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Native Tulsan and Internationally Famous Broadcaster Paul Harvey’s reflection on Tulsa from the Congressional Record

PAUL HARVEY’S HOMECOMING — HON. PHILIP M. CRANE (Extension of Remarks – August 05, 1994)   [Page: E1664]   —   HON. PHILIP M. CRANE   in the House of Representatives   FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1994     Mr. CRANE. … Continue reading

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Wildland Firefighters have health benefits – Good news from the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE)

Brothers and Sisters, As you know, your union has long been an advocate for extending benefits to temporary seasonal federal employees. We are proud to announce that yesterday, in response to NFFE’s nationwide campaign to expand health care to wildland … Continue reading

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