Daily Archives: March 18, 2013

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AFSCME Council 61 President Dan Homan Interview

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Iowa View: Iowans should be concerned about ALEC’s quiet role

Our government was founded on the basic principle of democracy, which means government of the people. We elect our representatives and senators, and they are accountable to us, the citizens and taxpayers. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work … Continue reading

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Harkin Statement on Nomination of Thomas Perez to Serve as U.S. Secretary of Labor

  WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) released the following statement today on the nomination of Thomas Perez to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Labor. “I am pleased that President Obama … Continue reading

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This Week in Labor History March 18

Union Communication Services Six laborers in Dorset, England—the “Tolpuddle Martyrs”—are banished to the Australian penal colony for seven years for forming a union, the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers.  Some 800,000 residents of the United Kingdom signed petitions calling for … Continue reading

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Pack the Pantry

Visited with (and contributed a couple cases of food to) some great volunteers from USW Locals 444 and 3311 and UFCW Local 617 and BCTGM Local 48 as they coordinated a “Pack the Pantry” food drive in the Keokuk River … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Nomination of Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary

  March 18, 2013   Working men and women will be well served by President Obama’s choice of Tom Perez to lead the Department of Labor.   Throughout his career, Perez has fought to level the playing field and create … Continue reading

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19-year MFD veteran retires

In 1994, when Lt. Wayne Sawtelle was a rookie, firefighters wore white canvas bunker gear. You could tell how long someone had been with the department by how dark the black patina covering their gear was. His first day on … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History

Six laborers in Dorset, England—the “Tolpuddle Martyrs”—are banished to the Australian penal colony for seven years for forming a union, the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers. Some 800,000 residents of the United Kingdom signed petitions calling for their release (1834); … Continue reading

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