Daily Archives: January 20, 2014

AFSCME King Message

Dear Sisters and Brothers,   Today is the holiday where our state and our nation honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.   Dr. King is a key figure in the history of AFSCME. When he was assassinated in … Continue reading

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Donations Needed to Restore the Mother Jones Monument

Rosemary Feurer     One hundred years ago, Mother Jones, the most well-known labor “agitator” of her day, was languishing in a makeshift military prison, not knowing when or if she would be released. She was held there by the … Continue reading

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Caucuses are Tuesday

Ken Sagar, president Iowa Federation of Labor The caucuses are Tuesday the 21st. Please attend and participate in our democracy. Regardless of your party affiliation, if you believe in working peoples’ issues, please submit any or all of these issues … Continue reading

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Make a Difference: Buy Union Made Work Boots

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By Robert Cale, UFCW LOCAL 617                 Our Union has negotiated that the company provide you with safety boots. These boots can be found in the store room and are made by the Servus Company. You may have noticed that … Continue reading

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SOS: Save OUR South Slope Communications Co-op!

  Co-op Values & Quality Local Jobs Are on the Line Co-op members and employees have built South Slope into a vibrant, local customer-oriented communications service. Now our co-op is in danger of being hijacked for personal gain. Co-op members … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 20 Chicago Crib Disaster—A fire breaks out during construction of a water tunnel for the city of Chicago, burning the wooden dormitory housing the tunnel workers.  While 46 survive the fire by jumping into the frigid lake and climbing … Continue reading

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