Daily Archives: June 2, 2014

Primary Elections June 3 – Go VOTE!

              There are several primary elections around the state that will take place on June 3. The voter pre-registration deadline is Friday May, 23 at 5 PM. You can go to the Secretary of State’s web page to verify if … Continue reading

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Get off the Couch – Go Vote

By Ken Sagar, President, Iowa Federation of Labor Another election cycle is upon us.  I, for one, am not at all excited about the prospect of my right hand cramping from using the mute button on the remote for the … Continue reading

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Last Chance for Quad City Ballgame Tickets

 The Quad City Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Presents     “Labor Night at Modern Woodmen Park”     Friday June 13th 7:00pm   $4 Bleacher Tickets for Active and Retired Union Members and Their Family Members   Special Pricing for Food … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Endorses Staples Boycott

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The ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign got a significant boost on May 30, when the AFL-CIO notified the APWU [PDF] it would support the boycott of the office-supply chain. The labor federation is comprised of 56 unions representing 12.5 million members. “Our … Continue reading

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Clinton WIN Meeting

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, we changed last Monday’s WIN Meeting to tonight. We will meet at 7PM just before the labor council meeting at 7:30. It will be at the CLinton Labor Congress office: 226 22nd Place.   … Continue reading

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Former Marine poised to take command of UAW

DETROIT — As president of the United Auto Workers union, Dennis Williams hopes to use what he learned as a tank platoon sergeant to lead the union through contract talks with automakers and organizing campaigns. With the labor movement in … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 02 Twenty-six journeymen printers in Philadelphia stage the trade’s first strike in America over wages: a cut in their $6 weekly pay – 1786. A constitutional amendment declaring that “Congress shall have power to limit, regulate, and prohibit the … Continue reading

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