Daily Archives: January 10, 2014

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Indictment of Indian Consular Officer Devyani Khobragade

  January 10, 2014   In response to news that Indian consular officer Devyani Khobragade was indicted on charges of visa fraud and making false statements in order to pay less than minimum wage to Sangeeta Richard, a domestic worker … Continue reading

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Inshore and Off…A Dream Louisiana Fishing Adventure  Tune in to Brotherhood Outdoors Sunday, January 12 at 11 a.m. ET Presented by:  Chumming, cutting bait, spotting fish, enticing tuna away from shrimp boats, spot fishing from a kayak and reeling in … Continue reading

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Harkin Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of LBJ’s ‘War on Poverty’ Speech

In a floor speech yesterday, Senator Tom Harkin commemorated the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty” address by speaking about the many breakthroughs and progress the country has achieved thanks to the many programs initiated under the … Continue reading

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Support South Slope employees

I write to ask for your help in supporting the employees at South Slope Cooperative Communications in North Liberty. South Slope is a member-owned cooperative governed by a board of directors. As a non-profit, a co-op is supposed to reinvest … Continue reading

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Concerns In Iowa as Negotiations Over Farm Bill Resume

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – As Congress nears the finish line on a new Farm Bill, there’s concern that a provision to help keep family farms strong may be watered-down – or not included at all in the final legislation. Both … Continue reading

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Help Pick The Winners in the IBEW Photo Contest

  Help Pick Winners in IBEW Photo Contest: The 15 finalists in the Electrical Workers (IBEW) annual photo contest have been selected, and you can help choose who takes home the top honors. The photos, shot by IBEW members across … Continue reading

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Labor History Jan 11 – 12

January 11 The IWW-organized “Bread & Roses” textile strike of 32,000 women and children begins in Lawrence, Mass. It lasted 10 weeks and ended in victory. The first millworkers to walk out were Polish women, who, upon collecting their pay, … Continue reading

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Braley pushes for increase in federal minimum wage

Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley is joining fellow Democrats in a renewed push to increase the federal minimum wage. Discussion about raising the minimum wage at the state level don’t appear to be gaining much traction. Braley was asked if there … Continue reading

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