Daily Archives: April 7, 2014

Editorial: Branstad ignores issue, fails public

  Over the past couple of weeks, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration has been mired in scandal. As an investigative report by the Des Moines Register found, “Newly disclosed secret settlements between state government and former public employees show that … Continue reading

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Union is a symbol of our rights

  While recently sitting on the panel of a television program called “Ethical Perspectives on the News,” which airs at 11 a.m. every Sunday on KCRG-TV9, I was asked what a union is. My response was that a union is … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO, Colombia Unions Condemn Colombia’s Labor Action Plan 73 Colombian Trade Unionists Murdered since the Plan Went into Effect

    AFL-CIO report exposes persistent violence against Colombian trade unionists   www.aflcio.org/Colombia-Labor-Action-Plan   (Washington, DC, Monday, April 7, 2014) – To mark the three year anniversary of Colombia’s Labor Action Plan (LAP), the AFL-CIO together with the most important … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler on Equal Pay

  April 7, 2014       More than 6.5 million AFL-CIO members are women, but every one of us stands united in fighting for equal pay. Today, women are paid 77 cents for every dollar earned by men, which basically means … Continue reading

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LGBT Health and Wellness Conference

  LGBT Health and Wellness Conference Saturday, April 12 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Des Moines University Student Education Center 3200 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50312 Directions     Mission: We are committed to improving the overall health among LGBT Iowans through education, public awareness, and resources. Description: The … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Applauding the #Not1More Campaign

April 4, 2014 (Washington, DC) The AFL-CIO is proud to join the National Day Laborers Organizing Network (NDLON) and other community allies as a sponsor of the “Two Million Too Many National Day of Action” this Saturday, April 5th. In more … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 08 A total of 128 convict miners, leased to a coal company under the state’s shameful convict lease system, are killed in an explosion at the Banner coal mine outside Birmingham, Ala. The miners were mostly African-Americans jailed for … Continue reading

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