Daily Archives: October 8, 2013

Corporate America welcomes Union

http://www.upworthy.com/corporate-america-consider-yourself-schooled-youre-welcome

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND NATIONAL GUARD LAYOFFS: IS THIS WHAT CONGRESSMEN LATHAM AND KING REALLY WANT?

    DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the layoffs of 69 Iowa Workforce Development employees and 111 Iowa Department of Public Defense (Iowa National Guard) workers due to the shutdown: … Continue reading

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Rock Island Arsenal workers recalled

ROCK ISLAND — Civilian workers at the Rock Island Arsenal recently furloughed because of the government shutdown started to return to work Monday. About 2,500 Arsenal workers were sent home last Tuesday after Congress failed to pass a new budget … Continue reading

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Iowans deserve better

By Ken Sagar, President of the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO It’s no secret – many hardworking Iowa families are struggling. That is why it is so disheartening that Governor Branstad’s administration has responded to Iowans’ calls for change with … Continue reading

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Get Ready, Obamacare is Coming!

  Matt Glasson[i] October 1, marks the beginning of some big changes in health care under the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. “Obamacare”.  The Affordable Care Act was passed back in March of 2010, but many of its most important features … Continue reading

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Labor Endorsed Candidates for October and November elections

Elections: October 22 and November 5                 There are a number of elections going on at the end of this month and early in November that are important to the labor movement.                 There is a special election … Continue reading

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Solidarity Rally for UAW 1237

You may not be aware but our Local, UAW1237/Champion Spark plug has been working without a contract ( working under the old one that expired Aug.31, 2013). The Company has done nothing but insist on concessions. Eight years ago the … Continue reading

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Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice endorses the March for Immigrant Rights for Saturday, October 12th in Chicago

  We stand strong for the rights of all workers, including  undocumented and immigrant workers  to dignity, respect  and a living wage.  We deplore the ongoing exploitation of those workers by temp agencies, warehouses, agribusiness, and other entities. We deplore the … Continue reading

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Low-income workers, supporters call for minimum wage increase Protestors gather in Iowa City, ask for wage to rise to $10.10 by 2015

Protesters gather to voice their dissatisfaction with the current minimum wage and wage theft on the pedestrian mall on Thursday, October, 3, 2013 in Iowa City, Iowa. The rally called for a raise in the minimum wage to $10.10 by … Continue reading

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