Daily Archives: May 8, 2014

Day of Action for Steve Siegel for Iowa Senate

  Saturday, May 10th 9:30 AM Labor Council at 1305 E. Mary St, Ottumwa, IA We will meet at 9:30 AM and then knock doors and make calls for the rest of the day.  Please RSVP to Alex Drzycimski by … Continue reading

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150 Americans Die Each Day Due to Workplace Injury or Disease According to New Report

 View Report here: aflcio.org/death-on-the-job   WASHINGTON, DC May 8, 2014– According to a report released today by the AFL-CIO, 4,628 workers were killed in the United States during 2012 due to workplace injuries. Additionally an estimated 50,000 died from occupational … Continue reading

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Blaming Unions

The Des Moines Register was quick to put blame on labor unions when they stand up for privacy for workers in misguided legislation.  The Register also attempted to tie the Iowa Senate’s willingness to take up a bill that does … Continue reading

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JOYCE HERMANSTORFER Cedar Rapids Delegates and friends,  It is with sorrow that I send you the attached obituary for Joyce Hermanstorfer. As many of you know Joyce was a great advocate for working people. Please note that in lieu of … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 09 Japanese workers strike at Oahu, Hawaii’s Aiea Plantation, demanding the same pay as Portuguese and Puerto Rican workers. Ultimately 7,000 workers and their families remained out until August, when the strike was broken – 1909 Legendary Western Federation … Continue reading

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