Daily Archives: July 15, 2013

Pro-immigration rally set for July 27 at Iowa Capitol

A coalition of 24 central Iowa groups supporting immigration reform legislation plans a rally at the Iowa Capitol from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 27. The “Rally for Just Immigration Reform” is described by organizers as a celebration of … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History July 15

Monday: 50,000 lumberjacks strike for eight-hour day (1917); Robert Gray, an African-American sharecropper and leader of the Share Croppers Union, is murdered in Camp Hill, Alabama (1931); A half-million steelworkers begin what is to become a 116-day strike that shutters … Continue reading

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Harkin Statement on NLRB, Labor Secretary Nominations

  WASHINGTON—Today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, released the following statement after Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed for cloture on President Obama’s nominations to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), … Continue reading

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