Monthly Archives: May 2014

WHY IS THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP SO SECRET?

       AMERICA NEEDS FAIR TRADE NOT FREE TRADE!  The Communications Workers of America (CWA) Iowa State Council, CCI Action Members, community activist and other allies in labor will join together for a Teach-In on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).  … Continue reading

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ARA Newsletter

Quality Home Care and Public Sector Unions at Risk in Supreme Court Case In the coming weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a ruling in Harris v. Quinn, a case involving the payment of union dues by public-sector home … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 26 Men and women weavers in Pawtucket, R.I., stage nation’s first “co-ed” strike – 1824 Western Federation of Miners members strike for 8-hour day, Cripple Creek, Colo. – 1894 Actors’ Equity Assn. is founded by 112 actors at a … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Highlights from World Congress of the ITUC in Berlin

  http://www.ituc-csi.org/3nd-ituc-world-congress   May 22, 2014, BERLIN, GERMANY – Today is day four of the World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) being held in Berlin, Germany. Highlights from today include: ·         Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Wins ITUC’s World’s … Continue reading

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QC Newsletter

 Dear Brothers and Sisters, The paper version of the May 2014 QC Fed Newsletter has been mailed out already, so please keep an eye out for it as there is a great deal of information in there. Please get the … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 23 An estimated 100,000 textile workers, including more than 10,000 children, strike in the Philadelphia area. Among the issues: 60-hour workweeks, including night hours, for the children – 1903 The Battle of Toledo begins today: a five-day running battle … Continue reading

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Poll shows Murphy opening lead in Iowa 1st District primary race

CEDAR RAPIDS | State Rep. Pat Murphy has opened a sizable lead in the race for the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s 1st District. A Loras College Poll released Wednesday shows Murphy capturing 34.7 percent of the vote in the five-way … Continue reading

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New Report: Gov. Branstad Raised $800,000 In Campaign Cash From Political Appointees

  1 out of 6 Branstad Political Appointees Donated To His Campaign   Des Moines — Progress Iowa and the Iowa Accountability Project today released a new report showing Governor Terry Branstad has received $807,277.78 in campaign contributions from 215 … Continue reading

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The Impact of Money on Democracy

  A Panel Discussion on McCutcheon and Citizens United Supreme Court Decisions Moderated by Jim Mertens, WQAD   Davenport, Iowa, May 16, 2014 – Quad City Coalition for Democracy announces it will host a forum to discuss how recent Supreme … Continue reading

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Clinton WIN Meeting

We decided to hold our next Clinton WIN meeting at 7PM on Monday, June 2nd since next week is Memorial Day. We will meet with Gayle Dolan, candidate for Supervisor. It will be a short meeting from 7-7:30 since the … Continue reading

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TTIP must work for the people, or it won’t work at all

BERLIN, GERMANY (21 May 2014) – Leaders of the American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) today called for a “gold standard” EU-US trade deal that improves living and working … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Highlights from World Congress of the ITUC in Berlin

  http://www.ituc-csi.org/3nd-ituc-world-congress May 21, 2014, BERLIN, GERMANY – Today is day three of the World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) being held in Berlin, Germany. Highlights from the first three days include: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka gives … Continue reading

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Iowa ranks low for keeping up with gas tax

A new report shows Iowa is one of 10 states where the gas tax, when considering inflation, is at a historic low. The report was critical of falling behind on the gas tax, saying the tax supports roads and transportation … Continue reading

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CLUW resolution on kidnapped girls

At its recent meeting, the National Officers Council of the Coalition of Labor Union Women adopted a resolution condemning the atrocity against nearly 300 school girls in Nigeria. The resolution stated in part that “everyone has the right to dignity … Continue reading

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Vets Events in QC area

Flags for our Fallen, but Never Forgotten: Volunteers Needed Volunteers needed on Thursday May 22, 3:30 at the Rock Island Arsenal Cemetery to help blanket the gravesides in US Flags. Any questions contact: Jerry Porter, Chairman Quad City Federation of … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 22 Eugene V. Debs imprisoned in Woodstock, Ill., for role in Pullman strike – 1895 (The Bending Cross: A Biography of Eugene V. Debs: Eugene V. Debs was a labor activist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries … Continue reading

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CLUW Helps Train Next Generation of Union Women

  May 16, 2014       Anchorage, Alaska, Local 1547 member Cody Beltrami, right, joined with fellow women trade unionists March 27-29 in Chicago for a conference marking the 40th anniversary of the Coalition of Labor Union Women.   … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 21 Italian activists and anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, widely believed to have been framed for murder, go on trial today. They eventually are executed as part of a government campaign against dissidents – 1921 The “Little Wagner … Continue reading

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Muscatine WIN Committee:

We are scheduled to have our regular monthly WIN Meeting on Wednesday, May 21st. NOTE: Instead of meeting at the library at 6:30, we will meet at Bonnie Adkins home at 6PM and do a PHONE BANK in support of … Continue reading

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The National Labor Relations Board, Communications Workers of America, and South Slope Cooperative Communications have reached a settlement agreement.

  National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) charges against South Slope arising from recent contract negotiations were scheduled for hearing May 7, 2014. Prior to the NLRB hearing, the parties agreed to a mutually acceptable settlement. Talks continued after the agreement … Continue reading

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