Daily Archives: September 25, 2013

Hall of Fame Banquet sold out

I have great news to share! The 22nd Annual East Central Iowa – Northwestern Illinois AFL-CIO Hall of Fame Banquet is officially sold out. All 50 tables have been reserved. Nearly 600 union members, their friends and families included, will … Continue reading

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AFSCME Picket this Friday in Coralville

AFSCME Local 2985 will be doing an informational picket to let the public know our concerns about staffing levels and the nurse’s vacation on September 27, 2013. We will meet at the AmericInn on highway 965 in Coralville at 9:00 … Continue reading

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Quad City Federation of Labor endorsements

The Quad City Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, has endorsed IBEW 145 President Carlton Wills for Davenport City Council 3rd Ward. They also endorsed Rick Dunn (UA 25 member) for 1st Ward; Shelia Burrage (CWA 7110 member) for 5th Ward; Mike … Continue reading

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Buy union-made college apparel — here at the UI

Alta Gracia is the first-ever factory making college apparel that truly respects its workers’ rights by paying them a living wage and giving them a voice on the job. For more than a decade, workers in Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic, have … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO, USAS Establish National Partnership Building on AFL-CIO Commitment to Broaden Labor Movement

    (Washington, September 25, 2013) – With the goal of strengthening workers’ rights and building power for students as well as workers, the AFL-CIO and United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) today entered into a new national partnership. The two … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History September 25 – 26

Today’s Labor History September 25: American photographer Lewis Hine born in Oshkosh, WI (1874); Two African-American sharecroppers are killed during an ultimately unsuccessful cotton-pickers’ strike in Lee County, Ark. By the time the strike had been suppressed, 15 African-Americans had … Continue reading

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