Week In Review Oct 17-21
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 | Author:
Hitting seniors where it hurts: their wallet.
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Why Retirees Could Face Huge Medicare Premium Hikes Next Year

Millions of retirees who don’t receive Social Security could face double-digit increases in their Medicare Part B premiums next year unless Congress intervenes.

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How Locals Should Respond to the New DoD Probation RuleCongress has extended the probationary period for new Defense civilian employees from one to two years, effective Nov. 26, 2015. Locals should submit a demand to bargain over how this change is carried out.

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When it Comes to Breast Cancer Awareness, Knowledge is PowerThis Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many organizations and charities are raising awareness that early detection is key to overcoming the treacherous disease.

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This Week in Labor History1902 — President Teddy Roosevelt establishes a fact-finding commission that suspends a nine months-long strike by Western Pennsylvania coal miners fighting for better pay, shorter workdays and union recognition. It was the first time that the federal government had intervened as a neutral arbitrator in a labor dispute.
Tweet of the Week“Quick Guide: What Is #DomesticViolence? https://ncadvvoices.org/2016/10/04/quick-guide-what-is-domestic-violence/ #DVAM2016 #DVAM #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth” — @NCADV

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This Week’s Member BenefitNeed insurance for your car or home? Check out AFGE’s discounts with MetLife insurance.

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This Week’s Health TipAutumn offers a nutritional bounty of both traditional favorite foods and unique treats.

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