Daily Archives: March 6, 2014

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on House Introduction of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Legislation

March 6, 2014   The Trade Adjustment Assistance program has long helped U.S. workers whose jobs are outsourced or offshored to get back on their feet.  Working people are proud to have leaders like Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) who champion … Continue reading

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AFSCME LOCAL 0451 DONATES $2,500 FOR MONUMENT AT JASPER COUNTY COURTHOUSE SQUARE IN NEWTON THAT WILL HONOR FALLEN VETERANS

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Afscme Iowa with Michael John Gass and Jerry Jones NEWTON – On Wednesday, March 5th, AFSCME Local 0451 donated $2,500 towards a veteran’s monument that will be placed on the courthouse square in Newton. The monument will honor fallen veterans. … Continue reading

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Iowa View: Taxpayers deserve better budget transparency here in Iowa

State and local governments across the country have turned to outsourcing services in an attempt to bridge the gap between austere budgets and community needs. Yet, without rigorous transparency, oversight and accountability, taxpayers are left holding the bag when the … Continue reading

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BRIDGE PROJECT SHINES A LIGHT ON CONSERVATIVE DARK MONEY TRAIL

~ New Report & Website Expose Flow of Money Funding the Extreme Conservative Agenda Just in Time for CPAC 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – Bridge Project, an organization dedicated to opposing the conservative movement’s extreme ideology and exposing its dishonest tactics, today … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 07 Some 6,000 shoemakers, joined by about 20,000 other workers, strike in Lynn, Mass. They won raises, but not recognition of their union – 1860 Three thousand unemployed auto workers, led by the Communist Party of America, braved the … Continue reading

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