Daily Archives: December 20, 2013

TPP – NAFTA on Steroids

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By Lance Coles, Communications Director               The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “it’s a steamroller that will be more crushing to American jobs and the middle class than the wave of outsourcing  unleashed  by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in … Continue reading

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Pinnacle Misses the Mark with Lean Manufacturing

By Gunther W. Anderson, UFCW Local 617  Author’s note: the majority of the examples cited in this article reference the Packaging Department. This is not meant to imply that these sorts of problems exist exclusively or even primarily in Packaging. … Continue reading

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Doesn’t Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz have anything to do?

Iowa has 2,123,024 registered voters as of Dec. 2. We have had the 2011 local elections, 2012 primary and general elections, and 2013 local elections, as well as a number of special elections, with more than 2 million votes cast … Continue reading

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Hourly Workers Fed Up with Lack of Respect from Management

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By Bob Anderson UFCW Local 617 member             Ever ask yourself, what does my boss do? Sit and think about it for a minute… What does my boss do? Now ask yourself, what do I get done everyday?             Obviously … Continue reading

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Senate Passes Budget Deal The Affordable Care Act is Working for Millions of Americans, Including Seniors Happy Holidays from the Alliance

The Alliance for Retired Americans Senate Passes Budget Deal This Tuesday, the Senate voted to end debate on a two-year budget deal and put it up for final passage. On Wednesday, the deal passed the Senate in a 64-36 vote. … Continue reading

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Labor History December 21 & 22

December 21 Powered by children seven to 12 years old working dawn to dusk, Samuel Slater’s thread-spinning factory goes into production in Pawtucket, R.I., launching the Industrial Revolution in America. By 1830, 55 percent of the mill workers in the … Continue reading

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