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July 06, 2020

On This Day in 1835
2000 workers, many of whom are children, from 20 textile mills in Paterson, NJ, went on strike. They demanded 11 hour days (down from 13.5 hours). Employers refused to negotiate and broke the strike by declaring a reduction in work hours to twelve hours daily during the week and nine hours on Saturdays.
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Study: Romney's Medicaid Scheme Would Throw 10s of Millions Off Rolls
Posted On: Oct 25, 2012

Oct. 26, 2012 | A study released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation finds that block-granting Medicaid, as Romney proposes, would see tens of millions of poor Americans lose their health insurance, while the remaining Medicaid beneficiaries would get reduced coverage. Romney also wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including its expansion of Medicaid. Between block-granting Medicaid and scrapping ACA, Romney would take health insurance away from between 31 and 37.5 million Americans. Read more here.












 
 
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