Daily Archives: November 6, 2013

How Much did the Shutdown cost America?

By Charlie Wishman, Secretary/Treasurer IFL                     The Federal Government is up and running again.  Now that the dust has settled, we are left        answering the question, how much did the government shutdown cost America?  Well, since the government was … Continue reading

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Veterans and Obamacare

By Art Behn For those Veterans who have only VA healthcare there is a letter being sent out purportedly by the VA that says your VA healthcare doesn’t qualify under Obamacare. This is a complete fraud. The phone number leads … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Announces Hard Hitting Immigration Ad Campaign

Labor Federation mobilizes workers to pressure House Republicans to pass immigration reform with roadmap to citizenship and workers’ rights Efforts tie into coalition “Cost of Inaction” mobilizations Pledge: http://youtu.be/-XW3kEIDd7M Remember: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykIEWxMlIk0 (Washington, DC, Wednesday, November 6, 2013) – Today the … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Election Night Results

  November 6, 2013  Working people woke up today with new faith in American politics.   Americans who want education, health care, safe jobs, and an economy of shared prosperity voted for working family candidates and policies that rebuild the middle … Continue reading

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Koch Brothers lose in Coralville

Coralville incumbents stay put Despite efforts by the political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity to influence the outcome of Tuesday’s election in Coralville, three incumbent candidates were elected to another term. John Lundell was elected mayor while incumbents Tom Gill … Continue reading

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Labor History November 07

  Some 1,300 building trades workers in eastern Massachusetts participated in a general strike on all military work in the area to protest the use of open-shop (a worksite in which union membership is not required as a condition of … Continue reading

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