Daily Archives: April 2, 2013

Afscme Iowa THINK PRISONS IN IOWA ARE SAFE? THINK AGAIN.

Statement on inmate attack on a Correctional Officer at Newton Correctional Facility DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding an inmate attack on a Correctional Officer at Newton Correctional Facility that occurred … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Employer Based Visas

The labor movement has no higher priority in 2013 than to build a workable immigration system that will allow 11 million aspiring Americans to become citizens. Each day we have become more encouraged that our goal is in reach, and … Continue reading

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AFSCME Food Drive

AFSCME Local 2985 members donated and collected $1,325 in food that was donated to the Crisis Center of Johnson County’s Food Bank. The Local collected the food March 28.

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Labor Walk April 6 Quad City

We are recruiting volunteers for a Labor Walk this upcoming Saturday April 6th from 12pm-3pm. We will meet at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25 Hall, gather our walking sheets, and go talk with fellow union members throughout Moline to … Continue reading

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Steve Sodders won’t run for Congress in 2014

Iowa Sen. Steve Sodders, D-State Center, who is a Marshall County deputy sheriff, announced today in a news release he would not run for the 1st Congressional District seat. Sodders had formed an exploratory committee to look into running for … Continue reading

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Teamsters locked out at King’s Material Inc., union says

Members of Teamsters Local 371 at King’s Material Inc., Eldridge, were locked out this morning by the company after reaching an impasse in contract negotiations. Howard Spoon, president of the union, said four union members were locked out at 6 … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History April 2

The Union Label Trades Department is chartered by the American Federation of Labor. Its mission: promote the products and services produced in America by union members, especially those products identified by a union label, shop card, store card, and service … Continue reading

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