Daily Archives: June 3, 2014

Iowa City WIN Meeting

REMINDER: Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4th, We will hold our regular monthly WIN meeting: 5PM @ 940 South Gilbert St. Iowa City. We will debrief on the results of today’s election and talk about next steps. Remember to Get out to … Continue reading

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A Strong Showing of Solidarity

Dear Brothers and Sisters, There is a great need for a strong showing of solidarity this Friday at 9am at the Western Illinois University Riverfront Campus. For nearly three years, the President of the College has held up the bargaining … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Trumka on Raising Seattle’s Minimum Wage

  June 2, 2014 Today’s vote in Seattle will go down in history as a milestone in the struggle to raise wages and ensure fair pay for all workers. It is proof that when working people organize and make their … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on New EPA Power Plant Emission Rules

June 2, 2014   Today the EPA took the historic step of proposing to regulate existing electrical generation power plants in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The EPA’s proposal will result in significant changes throughout a broad swath of … Continue reading

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Attack on Six Day Postal Delilvery

  On Friday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) released a plan to temporarily finance the Highway Trust Fund by using the elimination of six-day mail delivery as a “pay for”—Washington-speak for “budget offset.” Prior to the official announcement of … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 04 Massachusetts becomes the first state to establish a minimum wage – 1912 The House of Representatives approves the Taft-Hartley Act. The legislation allows the president of the United States to intervene in labor disputes. President Truman vetoed the … Continue reading

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