Daily Archives: April 25, 2014

Workers Memorial Day 2014 Events All Around Iowa

Working  families, faith leaders, and local officials will gather around Iowa, Friday through Monday, for a vigil to commemorate those who have perished or suffered injuries or illness on the job and to call on Congress to create safe jobs … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Northwestern University Football Players’ Historic Union Vote

  April 25, 2014       These courageous NCAA football players are making history today – not simply by casting a vote, but by highlighting a much-needed national debate. Whatever the outcome of today’s vote, the AFL-CIO and the American … Continue reading

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Bus tour calls on lawmakers to raise minimum wage

A coalition of liberal groups and labor unions rolled in a bus and two Democratic candidates for Congress to stump for a higher minimum wage outside the Iowa Capitol on Thursday. The event, part of a nationwide “Give America a … Continue reading

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Des Moines Henry County Labor Council Announces Endorsements for June 3rd Primary Election

  Burlington, Iowa, April 24, 2013 – The delegates of the Des Moines Henry County Labor Council, AFL-CIO, voted at their April 14, 2014, Labor Council meeting to endorse the following candidates for the upcoming Primary Election on June 3rd … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 26   The U.S. House of Representatives passes House Joint Resolution No. 184, a constitutional amendment to prohibit the labor of persons under 18 years of age. The Senate approved the measure a few weeks later, but it was … Continue reading

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