Daily Archives: July 31, 2013

AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61 STATEMENT: BRANSTAD VETO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CLOSING OF ABBE CENTER

DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan released the following statement concerning today’s announcement that Abbe Center for Community Care, Inc., where AFSCME Iowa Council 61 represents employees, would close on September 30, 2013: “Today’s news is … Continue reading

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Iowa View: A higher minimum wage is good for all of us

Today marks four years since minimum-wage workers last got a raise. The current minimum wage — just $7.25 per hour — is a poverty wage, even for many full-time workers. And this has consequences for all of us. When McDonald’s, … Continue reading

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Immigration Forum with Senators Harkin, Durbin for Dreamers

DURBIN, HARKIN, DREAMERS AND IMMIGRATION REFORM SUPPORTERS TO HOLD IMMIGRATION FORUM IN AMES, FRIDAY AT 10 AM Event in Rep. Steve King’s District to Put a Face on DREAMers; Push House to Consider Comprehensive Immigration Reform Washington, D.C. – US … Continue reading

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Night at the Ball Game

August 1: Take me out to the ball game. Quad City Federation of Labor “Night at the Park”. $2 Draft Beers. Great Food. Family Fun. Union Discount. Thursday August 1. Gates open at 5:30 and game starts at 7 PM. … Continue reading

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Blood Drive August 2 in Cedar Rapids

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Union group endorses Moore for Des Moines Council

Des Moines City Council Member Skip Moore has earned an endorsement from a local union group in his bid for re-election.   Moore is running to maintain his at-large seat on the council. He was first elected in 2009. READ … Continue reading

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CWA reaches tentative agreement

Denver, Colo. — Following is a statement by Communications Workers of America District 7 on the tentative agreement reached with CenturyLink. The CWA CenturyLink bargaining team has reached a five-year tentative agreement with the company that provides employment security for … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History july 31

July 31: Members of the National Football League Players Association begin what is to be a 2-day strike, their first. The issues: pay, pensions, the right to arbitration and the right to have agents (1970); Fifty-day baseball strike ends (1981); … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Confirmation of NLRB Nominees

July 30, 2013 America’s working families applaud the Senate for confirming President Obama’s outstanding and highly qualified nominees to the National Labor Relations Board. This is the first time in more than a decade that the NLRB has been fully … Continue reading

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