Daily Archives: June 5, 2013

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Governor Christie’s Interim Appointment

  June 5, 2013   Senator Frank Lautenberg, a great patriot and Senator, was a stalwart defender of workers’ rights. He never forgot his working class roots as he became enormously wealthy as an entrepreneur.   Until his passing, he … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2013

  June 5, 2013   The Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2013 sends an important message that this nation will no longer tolerate currency manipulation by other governments. This wrongful and unfair practice distorts the global economy and … Continue reading

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June 6: Quad Cities: Coalition Summit

  Quad Cities: Coalition Summit Thursday, June 6, 5:30-7:30pm UA Hall, 4600 46th St., Rock Island Join with other local union and community leaders to discuss common goals and how coalition efforts can benefit workers and organizations across a region. Sponsored … Continue reading

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Vernon formally joins race for Democratic nomination in Iowa’s 1st District

As expected, Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman Monica Vernon formally entered the race for the Democratic nomination to fill an open U.S. House seat in Iowa’s 1st District. “I’m running to bring my common sense approach to problem solving to Washington,” … Continue reading

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School is out for the summer, but for many children in Iowa, hunger doesn’t take a vacation.

(06/05/13) DES MOINES, Iowa – Summer Food Service Program sites across the state are opening their doors to provide meals to kids who normally receive free or reduced-price meals when school is in session. For some, said Sandy Huisman, director … Continue reading

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“Lots of Wonderful Music” at 2013 Great Labor Arts Exchange

: This year’s Great Labor Arts Exchange and Conference on Creative Organizing – set for June 28-30 at the Maritime Institute – features “A lot of wonderful music!” says Project Director Karen Newman. “AFM Local 1000, the local for traveling … Continue reading

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Tom Vilsack won’t run for Iowa governor again

Democrat Tom Vilsack considered making a comeback as Iowa governor, but has decided against challenging the likely GOP foe, Terry Branstad, a spokesman said this morning. Vilsack, who is currently the U.S. secretary of agriculture, was governor for two terms … Continue reading

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Who benefits? No doubts — the ‘1 Percent’

Peter Fisher For whose benefit is this country run? The events of the past 10 years should have erased any doubts about the answer to that question. Let’s recap for a minute just what happened. First, federal regulators sat idly … Continue reading

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