Daily Archives: July 17, 2013

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the National Labor Relations Board

  July 17, 2013 Although it took an eleventh hour deal, a shimmer of light has broken through the extreme Republican obstruction in the Senate. It is finally time to end the unprecedented blocking of President Obama’s nominees, which has … Continue reading

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Iowa Republican Wants To Convert Chuck Schumer

As if the Senate didn’t have enough problems, one Iowa Republican wants to convert Chuck Schumer to Christianity if he’s elected next year. READ MORE

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Sioux City makes no decision on King holiday

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Council members in Sioux City have not found a way to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a paid holiday for municipal workers, citing concerns over costs. The City Council discussed the issue Monday as they … Continue reading

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STATEMENT ON IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELEOPMENT LAYOFFS

  DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan released the following statement regarding the latest round of layoffs announced by Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert in an e-mail to IWD employees: “Iowa Workforce Development employees provide … Continue reading

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Why America Needs Labor Unions: Past and Present

Labor Unions are a topic that tend to bring a lot of feelings with them.  There does not seem to be too much in between, you either support them or you do not.  This article will try to build a … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History July 17

Wednesday: Two ammunition ships explode at Port Chicago, Calif., killing 322, including 202 African Americans assigned by the Navy to handle explosives. It was the worst home-front disaster of World War II. The resulting refusal of 258 African-Americans to return … Continue reading

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