Daily Archives: March 12, 2013

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Ryan GOP Budget

March 12, 2013 House Republicans’ latest budget crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan is a zombie proposal long ago rejected by working families.  But he won’t let it die.  Instead of calling for the sensible repeal of the sequester, Rep. Ryan … Continue reading

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Save the Postal Service

Save the Postal Service Video On Sunday, March 24, Americans across the country will gather in support of Delivering for America’s mission to strengthen, not shrink, the United States Postal Service. Six days a week, our letter carriers work diligently … Continue reading

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Negotiations under way at Rockwell Collins

Negotiations began Monday on a contract that covers nearly 2,000 union workers at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids and Coralville. Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) covered by the contract make avionics products for national defense systems … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History

Greedy industrialist turned benevolent philanthropist Andrew Carnegie pledges $5.2 million for the construction of 65 branch libraries in New York City—barely 1 percent of his net worth at the time. He established more than 2,500 libraries between 1900 and 1919 … Continue reading

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