Daily Archives: May 1, 2014

Iowa Federation of Labor President – Ken Sagar – Workers Memorial Day – Des Moines

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Continued Fight to Raise Wages

  May 1, 2014       The Senate failed yesterday to increase the minimum wage.  The rest of America marches forward, raising wages every way possible, utterly confident that we have history, economics, morality, and plain common sense on … Continue reading

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May Day at the AFL-CIO: Anti-Deportation Art Projected on Headquarters Building

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Display highlighted deportation crisis’ impact on immigrant workers   (Washington, DC) Last night, the AFL-CIO and its pro-immigrant allies highlighted the cost of the deportation crisis by way of a 90 by 60 foot projection of a video onto its … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 02 Chicago’s first Trades Assembly, formed three years earlier, sponsors a general strike by thousands of workers to enforce the state’s new 8-hour-day law. The one-week strike was unsuccessful – 1867 Birth of Richard Trevellick, a ship carpenter, founder … Continue reading

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HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER MARK SMITH END OF SESSION REMARKS

“Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today marks the end of my first legislative session as Democratic Leader. I want to begin by saying that every day I have appreciated this great honor.  Further, I want to thank the members of my … Continue reading

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Join us on Sunday, May 4th, from 1-2pm for a dedication service for Dick Fallow’s Memorial Tree.

A white swamp oak was planted in Dick Fallow’s honor last fall and is now established. For those who know about swamp oaks, they grow strong, old, and are even sometimes referred to as stubborn, so it seems to be … Continue reading

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