Daily Archives: May 6, 2013

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on White House Facilitating Walmart’s Public Relations Move

  May 6th, 2013   Walmart’s recent announcement of a plan to hire returning honorably discharged veterans is more about public relations than honoring our heroes. That this effort was valorized by President Obama and Vice President Biden reflects an … Continue reading

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May 8 – 10: 2013 State of Iowa Community Services Conference

. Sioux City, Iowa, Holiday Inn Conference Center, 701 Gordon Drive. Sioux City. 51101.  712-277-9400. $85 Registration, which includes lunch on Thursday, dinner on Thursday night, and all materials. Send registration fee to United Way of Siouxland, Attn: Bryan Marshall, … Continue reading

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Today Labor History May 6

Today’s Labor History Works Progress Administration (WPA) established at a cost of $4.8 billion—more than $72 billion in 2011 dollars—to provide work opportunities for millions during the Great Depression (1935); Four hundred black women working as tobacco stemmers walk off … Continue reading

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Lee County Blood Drive

April 26th the Lee County Labor Council and Red Cross held a blood drive at the Keokuk Labor Temple. 20 people donated blood. Thanks to all who gave. The next blood drive will be June 28th. It’s always good to … Continue reading

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Know Your Rights

May 6: Iowa City “Know Your Rights” series:  What are my rights if I’m injured on the job? Monday, May 6, 6-8pm, Faith UCC Church, 1609 DeForest Avenue, Iowa City The Center for Worker Justice (CWJ) of Eastern Iowa is … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on April Jobs Report

May 3, 2013 The economy added 165,000 jobs in April, bringing the unemployment rate down slightly, to 7.5 percent. This is welcome news, together with upward revisions to prior months’ jobs figures. But overall, the nation’s economic recovery remains lackluster … Continue reading

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