Daily Archives: July 10, 2013

NW Iowa Union Council Stands Outside Convention Center

As folks were waiting in line to get inside the Convention Center Thursday night, another group of people showed up to speak their minds. A large group of union members from the Northwest Iowa Labor Council stood outside hoping people would … Continue reading

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Joint Statement by Richard L. Trumka (AFL-CIO) and Joe Hansen (ChangetoWin) on the Walmart and GAP Bangladesh Safety Alliance: Weak and Worthless

July 10, 2013 The so-called Global Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, announced today by Walmart, Gap and the Bipartisan Policy Center, was developed without consultation with workers or their representatives and is yet another “voluntary” scheme with no meaningful enforcement … Continue reading

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Statement by Don Berry, President of the Maine AFL-CIO, in response to Snowe and Mitchell’s Role in the Wal-Mart and Gap Bangladesh factory agreement

  This April, the worst accident in the history of the global garment industry cost over 1000 Bangladeshi workers their lives.  Today, American retailers like Wal-Mart and the Gap did the wrong thing by announcing a new initiative that will … Continue reading

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Branstad, Braley lead in Iowa

PPP’s newest Iowa poll finds that Republican recruiting failures in the US Senate race have given Bruce Braley a substantial early advantage. He leads by margins ranging from 9 to 13 points against the potential GOP candidates. It’s 43/34 over … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: UFCW Expected To Rejoin AFL-CIO in August

High-level sources within the AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions tell Working In These Times that the 1.3-million-member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is in talks to rejoin the labor federation. These sources say that UFCW leaders have … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History July 10 and 11

July 10: Some 14,000 federal and state troops finally succeed in putting down the strike against the Pullman Palace Car Co., which had been peaceful until July 5, when federal troops intervened in Chicago, against the repeated protests of the governor … Continue reading

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