Daily Archives: June 27, 2013

Call Your Rep

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Union Night at the Races

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Prison Staffing

PRISON STAFFING: The head of Iowa’s largest state employees union said Tuesday the discovery of hand-crafted ropes and bottles containing unknown substances points up the inadequacy of staffing at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. Danny Homan, president of … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on News that U.S. Government Plans to Suspend Bangladesh’s Trade Benefits

June 27, 2013 The AFL-CIO welcomes news that the U.S. government will suspend Bangladesh’s trade benefits granted under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).  Bangladesh’s egregious labor practices have been under review for more than six years now, and the … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History June 27

Emma Goldman (left), women’s rights activist and radical, born in Lithuania. She came to the U.S. at age 17 (1869); The Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the “Wobblies,” is founded at a 12-day-long convention in Chicago. The … Continue reading

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