Daily Archives: April 11, 2013

April 15: Iowa City: Billy Bragg in concert

  Monday, April 15, 8 pm, Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City   British singer-songwriter Billy Bragg is internationally known for performing songs linked to contemporary political issues and labor struggles. Click here for ticket information.

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Challenge Grant

Dear Brothers and Sisters,  I hope you have seen or heard something about the Union and Union Contractors United Way Challenge Grant. The grant is money thatall Unions and Union Contractors pool together to challenge the community to give to … Continue reading

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Tax Day Protest

Monday April 15, 4:00pm, Tax Day Protest.  Iowa Economic Development Authority office, 200 East Grand.  For each of the last three years Rockwell Collins, Deere & Co., Dupont, John Deere Construction and Monsanto have been posting billions in profits.  With all those profits, they … Continue reading

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CLUW Seeks Your Input

To All Current and Lapsed Members: It is no secret to any of us that organized labor is in crisis.  Union-represented workers in both the private and public sectors have fallen to levels that border on extinction.  As a result, … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History April 11

Ford Motor Company signs first contract with United Auto Workers (1941); Jackie Robinson (right), first black ballplayer hired by a major league team, plays his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbetts Field (1947); United Mine Workers President W. … Continue reading

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Scott Walker’s Jobs Fraud

The March 2013 BLS statistics rate Wisconsin 44th in the nation in job creation. Wages fell by 4.1% and unemployment rose to 8.4%. Critics blame Scott Walker’s austerity policies. Walker blames the “uncertainty” of peaceful protests and recall elections. The reality … Continue reading

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