Daily Archives: May 7, 2013

Comparison Medicaid Expansion

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Joe Ironside Retires

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93 Workers Died on the Job in Iowa in 2011

“Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect” New AFL-CIO report details 2011 workplace fatality figures www.aflcio.org/death-on-the-job Iowa May 7, 2013 – According to a new AFL-CIO report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, 93 workers were killed … Continue reading

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President Obama Wrong to Propose Immediate Cuts on Social Security Beneficiaries

By Jan Laue, President, Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans Ken Sagar, President, Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO  Regrettably, President Obama included cuts to the Social Security cost of living adjustments (COLA) in his recent budget release. These cuts, in the … Continue reading

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Roadmap to Citizenship

 By Ken Sagar, President, Iowa Federation of Labor The recent announcement of a roadmap to citizenship for more than 11 million aspiring Americans is a testament to the unstoppable momentum in our country around creating a just and compassionate immigration … Continue reading

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Comp time issue proves divisive in Congress

It seems like a simple proposition: Give employees who work more than 40 hours a week the option of taking paid time off instead of overtime pay. The choice already exists in the public sector, note congressional Republicans, who are … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History   The Knights of St. Crispin shoe workers union is formed at a secret meeting in Milwaukee. It grew to 50,000 members before being crushed by employers later that year (1867); Two die, 20 are injured in … Continue reading

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150 Workers Die Every Day From Injuries or Occupational Diseases According To New Report on Worker Safety and Health

  “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect” details workplace fatalities www.aflcio.org/death-on-the-job (Washington, D.C., May 7) – In 2011, 4,693 workers were killed on the job, according to a new AFL-CIO report, “Death on the Job: The Toll of … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Intention to Sue Banks for Violating the National Mortgage Settlement

  May 7, 2013    The AFL-CIO welcomes the announcement by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of his intention to sue banks for alleged violations of the National Mortgage Settlement. Last year, state and federal authorities and the … Continue reading

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