Daily Archives: October 2, 2013

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On House Immigration Bill

October 2, 2013    Today, as House Republicans continue to hold the country hostage, a group of Democrats introduced a bill that will fix the immigration system and move our country in a positive direction.  The bill, which is based … Continue reading

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Iowa Congressional voting and comments on the government shutdown

The 2014 fiscal year began at midnight. Congress is ringing in the occasion with the first partial federal government shutdown since the mid-1990s. The U.S. House and Senate have been unable to agree on a continuing spending resolution, because most … Continue reading

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Tyranny of the minority

The shutdown is upon us, it’s important to remember in a democracy, the way to get what you want is to convince a majority it’s a good idea. Republicans lost the argument. Obamacare was passed by Congress, upheld by the … Continue reading

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Labor History October 2

Today’s Labor History American Federation of Labor officially endorses campaign for a 6-hour day, 5-day workweek (1934); Joining with 400,000 coal miners already on strike, 500,000 CIO steel workers close down the nation’s foundries, steel and iron mills, demanding pensions and … Continue reading

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