Daily Archives: June 28, 2013

Iowa City “Know Your Rights” series: Can my landlord do that? Tenants’ rights in Iowa

Monday July 1, 6-8pm – Faith UCC Church, 1609 DeForest Avenue, Iowa City The Center for Worker Justice (CWJ) of Eastern Iowa is hosting a series of workshops open to low-income people and their allies in the Iowa City area.  … Continue reading

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UI Hancher Construction Site Ceremony Honoring Fallen Workers

Saturday, June 29, 4:00 pm, Park Road, Iowa City (Click here for map) UI’s Hancher Auditorium, destroyed by flood damage in 2008, will soon break ground on a new building. During a site dedication ceremony this weekend, Hancher will honor the memory … Continue reading

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Iowa Federation of Labor Thanks Senator Harkin for Voting in Favor of Path to Citizenship

  Senate Immigration Bill Passes with Bipartisan Support, One Step Closer to Fixing Broken System    Yesterday, Senator Harkin cast a critical vote to pass historic immigration reform legislation. The bill cleared the Senate with a bipartisan majority of 68 … Continue reading

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Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans to Form Human Chain at Commerce and W 4th Streets to Protest the Chained CPI Social Security Cut

    Statewide rallies by a broad-based coalition of citizen organizations oppose cutting Social Security   “Some Cuts Never Heal”   WATERLOO— On Tuesday, July 2nd, the Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans will hold protests across the state as part … Continue reading

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Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans to Form Human Chain around Downtown Des Moines Federal Building to Protest the Chained CPI Social Security Cut

      Iowa ARA to be joined at statewide rallies by a broad-based coalition of citizen organizations opposed to cutting Social Security   “Some Cuts Never Heal”   DES MOINES, IOWA— On Tuesday, July 2nd, the Iowa Alliance for … Continue reading

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Weekend Labor History June 28

: Birthday of machinist Matthew Maguire, who many believe first suggested Labor Day. Others believe it was Peter McGuire, a carpenter (1850); President Grover Cleveland signs legislation declaring Labor Day an official U.S. holiday (1894); The federal government sues the … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Senate Immigration Bill

  June 27, 2013       The United States Senate today moved our country a big step closer to building a common sense immigration system that will allow millions of aspiring Americans to become citizens.        Now … Continue reading

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