Daily Archives: February 4, 2014

Lee County Locator helps area children

Lee County Labor Council sponsored “Locator” Lee County Youth Safety Awareness Organization, where 37 children attended. This event is almost completely union funded. Program chairperson Sarah Hoenig donated $200 of her own money, and $240 was from unions, the remaining … Continue reading

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Iowa Superintendents: Follow the Law, Support Iowa Students

      Top Priorities for 6%: Early Literacy, Student Achievement, Smaller Class Size       DES MOINES –Iowa superintendents overwhelmingly believe state lawmakers should quickly set basic school aid for schools next year as required by state law. … Continue reading

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Faster and More – Changes Coming to the Political Update

That is what we intend to do with the changes we are making with the Iowa Federation of Labor Update.                   The purpose of the Update is to get political information out on the issues we want to make … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 05 First daily labor newspaper, N.Y. Daily Sentinel, begins publication – 1830 The movie Modern Times premieres. The tale of the tramp (Charlie Chaplin) and his paramour (Paulette Goddard) mixed slapstick comedy and social satire, as the couple struggled … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger

Labor Song: Mill Mother’s Lament, by Pete Seeger Pete Seeger, who died last week at the age of 94, was the grand old man of labor and folk music.  His career dated back more than half a century, to his time … Continue reading

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