Daily Archives: December 9, 2013

Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO Disappointed and Concerned about Iowa Juvenile Home Closing

DES MOINES – The Governor’s unilateral action to close and outsource the work at  the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo , came as a surprise and is very disappointing. This decision is  not in the best interests of those young … Continue reading

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Save Saturday Mail Delivery

Right now, Congress is considering a budget deal that could both threaten the future of the U.S. Postal Service by ending Saturday delivery and cutting letter carriers’ pay by increasing pension contributions.   Tell your member of Congress that the … Continue reading

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Unionization Yields Significant Gains in Pay and Benefits for Women Workers

 Women will become majority of the union workforce by the year 2023.    Washinton, D.C.- A new issue brief from the Center for Economic and Policy Research [ http://www.cepr.net ] examines the most recent data available to investigate the impact … Continue reading

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Union Made in America Holiday Gift and Stocking Stuffer Guide

  12/06/2013 Jackie Tortora     Going searching for that perfect holiday gift? Make sure it’s union made in America. Check out this Made in America, union-made gift guide. Here are some highlights from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s resource … Continue reading

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Labor History

December 10 First sit-down strike in U.S. called by IWW at General Electric in Schenectady, NY. – 1906 Int’l Human Rights Day, commemorating the signing at the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states, in part: … Continue reading

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Des Moines Education Association Day of Action

Dear Friends, I am writing to you to ask for your help in making our Des Moines Education Association Day of Action a success!   National Education Association president Dennis Van Roekel, Iowa State Education Association president, Tammy Wawro, and … Continue reading

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