Daily Archives: January 16, 2014

Iowa Federation of Labor C.O.P.E Convention Date Changed

New Date is May 3. It has come to our attention that the 2014 Iowa Federation of Labor C.O.P.E Convention has come into conflict with the Political Parties District Conventions.   The Iowa Federation of Labor has made the decided … Continue reading

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PROGRESS IOWA ASKS REP. LINDA UPMEYER FOR ANSWERS ON ALEC

  Rep. Upmeyer is National Chairwoman of ALEC, as well as Iowa House Majority Leader Des Moines, IA — Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic sent a letter today to Representative Linda Upmeyer, asking that she make public information about … Continue reading

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The Mall of America, free speech, and the labor movement

By Peter Rachleff, Conversations Between the Past and the Present January 12, 2014 From early childhood to old age, a “rights discourse” dominates Americans’ sense of the world and our place in it. Governments around the globe, we are told, deny their … Continue reading

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Six Democratic lawmakers in Iowa question impacts of international trade deals

Six members of the Iowa House and Senate – all Democrats – have sent a letter to Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and attorneys general in 22 other states to ask whether new international trade deals will affect the ability of … Continue reading

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The Fight to Restore the American Dream

 UAW President Bob King   Prepared Remarks to the Automotive News World Congress   Detroit, Mich., Jan. 15, 2014   As we move forward in the year 2014, the mission of the UAW has never been more urgent or necessary, … Continue reading

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Jochum – Raise the Minimum Wage!

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Interactive Committee Map

Check out this Interactive Congressional Committee Map

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Labor History

January 17 Radical labor organizer and anarchist Lucy Parsons leads hunger march in Chicago; IWW songwriter Ralph Chaplin writes “Solidarity Forever” for the march – 1915 President John F. Kennedy signs Executive Order 10988, guaranteeing federal workers the right to … Continue reading

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