Daily Archives: April 30, 2013

Rally for Mine Workers in Des Moines May 3

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Republican unsure he’ll back Branstad’s Healthy Iowa plan

A key Republican lawmaker raised tough questions about Gov. Terry Branstad’s plan for wider health care coverage on Monday, but the measure advanced to the Iowa House floor for debate. Rep. Dave Heaton of Mount Pleasant, a resident expert on … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Workers Memorial Day

  April 29, 2013 On Workers Memorial Day, we come together to recognize the inherent dignity and value of every person and to remember all those who have perished on the job. As a third-generation coal miner, I’ve known firsthand … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History April 30

  An explosion at the Everettville mine in Everettville, W. Va., kills 109 miners, many of whom lie in unmarked graves to this day (1927); The Obama administration’s National Labor Relations Board implements new rules to speed up unionization elections. The … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Gang of Eight Immigration Bill

 April 17, 2013 The bill introduced today is another step toward addressing a real crisis. The United States urgently needs a roadmap to citizenship for more than 11 million aspiring Americans. And while Washington, D.C., is full of legislative unveilings … Continue reading

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